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Reconfigurable metamaterials controlled by Lorentz, Ampere and Coulomb forces: towards GHz bandwidth

Reconfigurable metamaterials controlled by Lorentz, Ampere and Coulomb forces: towards GHz bandwidth
Reconfigurable metamaterials controlled by Lorentz, Ampere and Coulomb forces: towards GHz bandwidth
Dynamic control over metamaterial optical properties is the basis for the use of metamaterials as active elements from switches and modulators to tunable filters and programmable transformation optics devices.
Here we demonstrate that reconfigurable photonic metamaterials provide a flexible platform for dynamic and rapid control of metamaterial optical properties. The properties of virtually any metamaterial structure strongly depend on the spatial arrangement of its components. By manufacturing plasmonic metamaterials on a grid of elastic dielectric bridges of nanoscale thickness, we are able to dynamically rearrange sub-micron sized plasmonic building blocks across the entire metamaterial array. We demonstrate that this approach allows tuning, modulation and switching of photonic metamaterials via electric and magnetic control signals.
Valente, J.P.
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Plum, E.
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Ou, J-Y.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Valente, J.P.
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Plum, E.
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Ou, J-Y.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Valente, J.P., Plum, E., Ou, J-Y. and Zheludev, N.I. (2013) Reconfigurable metamaterials controlled by Lorentz, Ampere and Coulomb forces: towards GHz bandwidth. 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC, Munich, Germany. 12 - 16 May 2013.

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Abstract

Dynamic control over metamaterial optical properties is the basis for the use of metamaterials as active elements from switches and modulators to tunable filters and programmable transformation optics devices.
Here we demonstrate that reconfigurable photonic metamaterials provide a flexible platform for dynamic and rapid control of metamaterial optical properties. The properties of virtually any metamaterial structure strongly depend on the spatial arrangement of its components. By manufacturing plasmonic metamaterials on a grid of elastic dielectric bridges of nanoscale thickness, we are able to dynamically rearrange sub-micron sized plasmonic building blocks across the entire metamaterial array. We demonstrate that this approach allows tuning, modulation and switching of photonic metamaterials via electric and magnetic control signals.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2013
Venue - Dates: 2013 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & International Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/IQEC, Munich, Germany, 2013-05-12 - 2013-05-16
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 375989
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375989
PURE UUID: 9469af1f-71f2-4298-873c-ae85928f1994
ORCID for E. Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for J-Y. Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:22

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Author: J.P. Valente
Author: E. Plum ORCID iD
Author: J-Y. Ou ORCID iD
Author: N.I. Zheludev ORCID iD

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