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Optical addressing of nanomechanical metamaterials with subwavelength resolution

Optical addressing of nanomechanical metamaterials with subwavelength resolution
Optical addressing of nanomechanical metamaterials with subwavelength resolution
Metamaterials that offer “on-demand” control of individual metamolecules are termed “randomly accessible metamaterials”. They can be useful for manipulating the wavefront of electromagnetic radiation, tailoring of the nearfield, and ultimately for multichannel data processing. Here we demonstrate how light can be used to actuate individual metamaterial elements on demand. Selectivity is achieved by constructing the metamaterial from nanomechanical elements that are designed to have slightly different mechanical resonance frequencies. Actuation is controlled by modulation of the optical control signal at the mechanical resonance frequencies of targeted elements, providing an all-optical route to randomly accessible metamaterials with spatial resolution beyond the diffraction limit.
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Plum, Eric
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Plum, Eric
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Zheludev, Nikolai
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Ou, Jun-Yu, Plum, Eric and Zheludev, Nikolai (2018) Optical addressing of nanomechanical metamaterials with subwavelength resolution. Applied Physics Letters, 113 (8). (doi:10.1063/1.5036966).

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Metamaterials that offer “on-demand” control of individual metamolecules are termed “randomly accessible metamaterials”. They can be useful for manipulating the wavefront of electromagnetic radiation, tailoring of the nearfield, and ultimately for multichannel data processing. Here we demonstrate how light can be used to actuate individual metamaterial elements on demand. Selectivity is achieved by constructing the metamaterial from nanomechanical elements that are designed to have slightly different mechanical resonance frequencies. Actuation is controlled by modulation of the optical control signal at the mechanical resonance frequencies of targeted elements, providing an all-optical route to randomly accessible metamaterials with spatial resolution beyond the diffraction limit.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 August 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 424728
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424728
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 1bbd4598-3a00-4e77-b087-250a2a509217
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 Nikolai Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:41
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 04:08

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