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Coherent absorption in optical metamaterials
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Paper Abstract

Here we will mainly investigate the coupling mechanism of bilayered optical metamaterials with a standing wave and the selective coherent perfect absorption in bilayered optical metamaterials by the two coherent beams. The metamaterials consist of bilayered asymmetrically split rings (ASR) with different twist angles 0° and 180°, spatially separated by a very thin dielectric substrate. Electric and magnetic dipolar excitations can be selectively enhanced or eliminated when the ASR is placed at the antinode and the node of the standing waves, meaning that the phase difference of the signal and control beams is 0° and 180‡°. The simulated results show that coherent perfect absorption can be realized at different frequencies and in particular each one can be switched on/off depending on the phase difference between the signal and control beams. In comparison with 35% absorption in the single-layer ASR metamaterial, the coherent perfect absorption occurs with larger than 95% absorption. In summary, we realize an ultra-thin subwavelength coherent absorber that holds much more flexibility operating at any frequency ranging from microwave to optical regimes. The response of metamaterials can be coherently tailored by easily changing their positions in the standing wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10824, Plasmonics III, 1082408 (25 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2502872
Show Author Affiliations
Qiusheng Yang, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Bowen Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Zixiao Lan, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Yuxiang Li, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Zheng Zhu, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)
Jinhui Shi, Harbin Engineering Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10824:
Plasmonics III
Hongxing Xu; Satoshi Kawata; David J. Bergman, Editor(s)

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