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Tunable plasmonics and metasurfaces for applications in optical switching and space technology (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Otto L. Muskens; Kai Sun; Christoph A. Riedel; Bigeng Chen; Cornelis Hendrik De Groot

Paper Abstract

Plasmonic nanoantennas are of interest because of their capability to enhance light-matter interactions. We present new results where antennas are used to obtain nanoscale devices with tunable characteristics. Applications of these devices include electrically controlled antennas, antennas integrated on silicon waveguides, and optical solar reflectors for spacecraft. By using tunable materials such as vanadium dioxide and doped-metal oxides, we demonstrate precise control and active tunability of the optical response. Experimental results are supported by combined electro-optical modelling at the nanoscale.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2017
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Proc. SPIE 10346, Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV, 1034609 (11 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274010
Show Author Affiliations
Otto L. Muskens, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Kai Sun, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Christoph A. Riedel, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Bigeng Chen, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Cornelis Hendrik De Groot, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10346:
Plasmonics: Design, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications XV
Din Ping Tsai; Takuo Tanaka, Editor(s)

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