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Controlling the optical response of 2D matter in standing waves

Controlling the optical response of 2D matter in standing waves
Controlling the optical response of 2D matter in standing waves
There is a major development in photonic technology unfolding that promises to change optical data processing paradigms, spectroscopy and nonlinear / quantum optics. This new direction has its roots in plasmonics, metamaterials and coherent optics: It has been discovered in recent years that the optical properties of thin-film media can, if the film is much thinner that the wavelength, manifest differently in travelling wave and standing wave light fields. In the latter case, ‘coherent control’ of the energy exchange between incident and scattered waves leads to a plethora of new technological opportunities including single photon gates, 100 THz all-optical modulators, a ground-breaking spectroscopy technique that can distinguish different multipole contributions to absorption and quantum optical devices. We provide an overview of the rapidly growing body of work on the optics of planar (ultrathin) media and metamaterials in coherent light fields.
standing wave, metamaterial, metasurface, plasmonics, all-optical, coherent perfect absorption
3000-3011
Plum, Eric
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Fang, Xu
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Faccio, Daniele
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Plum, Eric
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Fang, Xu
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Faccio, Daniele
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Plum, Eric, MacDonald, Kevin F., Fang, Xu, Faccio, Daniele and Zheludev, Nikolai (2017) Controlling the optical response of 2D matter in standing waves. ACS Photonics, 4 (12), 3000-3011. (doi:10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00921).

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Abstract

There is a major development in photonic technology unfolding that promises to change optical data processing paradigms, spectroscopy and nonlinear / quantum optics. This new direction has its roots in plasmonics, metamaterials and coherent optics: It has been discovered in recent years that the optical properties of thin-film media can, if the film is much thinner that the wavelength, manifest differently in travelling wave and standing wave light fields. In the latter case, ‘coherent control’ of the energy exchange between incident and scattered waves leads to a plethora of new technological opportunities including single photon gates, 100 THz all-optical modulators, a ground-breaking spectroscopy technique that can distinguish different multipole contributions to absorption and quantum optical devices. We provide an overview of the rapidly growing body of work on the optics of planar (ultrathin) media and metamaterials in coherent light fields.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 September 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 19 October 2017
Published date: 20 December 2017
Keywords: standing wave, metamaterial, metasurface, plasmonics, all-optical, coherent perfect absorption

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Local EPrints ID: 414442
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414442
PURE UUID: 6ff2b6c6-2922-42ae-9ab7-735ea9cce87e
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 Xu Fang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1735-2654
ORCID for Nikolai Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 29 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 05:52

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