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Title: Superconductors and Complex Transition Metal Oxides for Tunable THz Plasmonic Metamaterials

Superconductors and Complex Transition Metal Oxides for Tunable THz Plasmonic Metamaterials The outline of this presentation are: (1) Motivation - Non-tunability of metal metamaterials; (2) Superconductors for temperature tunable metamaterials; (3) Ultrafast optical switching in superconductor metamaterials; (4) Controlling the conductivity with infrared pump beam; (5) Complex metal oxides as active substrates - Strontium Titanate; and (6) Conclusion. Conclusions are: (1) High Tc superconductors good for tunable and ultrafast metamaterials; (2) Large frequency and amplitude tunability in ultrathin superconductor films; (3) Such tunable properties cannot be accessed using metals; (4) Complex metal oxides can be used as active substrates - large tunability; (5) Complex oxides fail to address the issue of radiation losses in THz metamaterials.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 1046513
Report Number(s):LA-UR-12-22992
TRN: US201215%%487
DOE Contract Number:AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: ICYRAM 2012 ; 2012-07-01 - 2012-07-06 ; Singapore, Singapore
Research Org:Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:DOE/LANL
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 42 ENGINEERING; AMPLITUDES; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; OXIDES; RADIATIONS; STRONTIUM TITANATES; SUBSTRATES; SUPERCONDUCTORS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS