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Toward dynamic metamaterials for monothically integrated multilayer polarization filters
Author(s): Nicole Pfiester; Corey Shemelya; Thomas Rotter; Ganesh Balakrishnan; Thomas E. Vandervelde
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Paper Abstract

Through the application of a bias voltage, metamaterials can dynamically change their response, opening up new technological possibilities. Combining design elements from three common metamaterial patterns, we have created a metamaterial polarizing filter that will transmit all polarization orientations equally when in the static mode. When a bias voltage is applied, the filter will minimize the transmission of x-polarized light in the wavelength band of interest. Progress has been made on creating a sufficiently conductive metamaterial to enable the dynamic mode, as well as on incorporating several filters into a monolithic stack. Fabrication methods and transmission results for the required substrates will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8982, Optical Components and Materials XI, 89820M (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2040827
Show Author Affiliations
Nicole Pfiester, Tufts Univ. (United States)
Corey Shemelya, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Thomas Rotter, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Ganesh Balakrishnan, The Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Thomas E. Vandervelde, Tufts Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8982:
Optical Components and Materials XI
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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