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Nanostructured photonic metamaterials reconfigurable with light, nanomechanical and electromagnetic forces

Nanostructured photonic metamaterials reconfigurable with light, nanomechanical and electromagnetic forces
Nanostructured photonic metamaterials reconfigurable with light, nanomechanical and electromagnetic forces
Active and dynamic manipulation of metamaterial optical properties is the foundation for metamaterial devices. Such metadevices will translate metamaterials from fundamental scientific research to practical applications including optical switches, optical modulators, tunable spectral filters, and programmable transformation optics devices. Here we develop reconfigurable photonic metamaterials that offer a flexible platform for fast dynamic control of metamaterial optical properties. The properties of any metamaterial structure strongly depend on the spatial arrangement of its building blocks. By constructing metamaterials on elastically deformable scaffolds we can dynamically control the nanoscale spacing among constituent elements across the entire metamaterial array. Based on this approach, we use electrostatic, Lorentz and near field optical forces to drive high-contrast, high-speed active tuning, modulation and switching of photonic metamaterial properties and to deliver exceptionally large opto-mechanical nonlinearities.
Ou, Jun-Yu
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Valente, João
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Karvounis, Artemios
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Wu, Weiping
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Plum, Eric
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Valente, João
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Karvounis, Artemios
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Wu, Weiping
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Plum, Eric
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Ou, Jun-Yu, Valente, João, Karvounis, Artemios, Wu, Weiping, Plum, Eric, MacDonald, Kevin F. and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2015) Nanostructured photonic metamaterials reconfigurable with light, nanomechanical and electromagnetic forces. SPIE Optics and Photonics '15, United States. 09 - 13 Aug 2015.

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Abstract

Active and dynamic manipulation of metamaterial optical properties is the foundation for metamaterial devices. Such metadevices will translate metamaterials from fundamental scientific research to practical applications including optical switches, optical modulators, tunable spectral filters, and programmable transformation optics devices. Here we develop reconfigurable photonic metamaterials that offer a flexible platform for fast dynamic control of metamaterial optical properties. The properties of any metamaterial structure strongly depend on the spatial arrangement of its building blocks. By constructing metamaterials on elastically deformable scaffolds we can dynamically control the nanoscale spacing among constituent elements across the entire metamaterial array. Based on this approach, we use electrostatic, Lorentz and near field optical forces to drive high-contrast, high-speed active tuning, modulation and switching of photonic metamaterial properties and to deliver exceptionally large opto-mechanical nonlinearities.

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Published date: August 2015
Venue - Dates: SPIE Optics and Photonics '15, United States, 2015-08-09 - 2015-08-13
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 380800
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380800
PURE UUID: cc0e6be8-743e-403f-b756-c1be79ef543f
ORCID for Jun-Yu Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Kevin F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2015 09:22
Last modified: 16 Nov 2018 01:36

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