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Title: Epsilon-near-zero modes for tailored light-matter interaction

Abstract

Epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) modes arising from condensed-matter excitations such as phonons and plasmons are a new path for tailoring light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Complex spectral shaping can be achieved by creating such modes in nanoscale semiconductor layers and controlling their interaction with multiple, distinct, dipole resonant systems. Examples of this behavior are presented at midinfrared frequencies for ENZ modes that are strongly coupled to metamaterial resonators and simultaneously strongly coupled to semiconductor phonons or quantum-well intersubband transitions (ISTs), resulting in double- and triple-polariton branches in transmission spectra. For the double-polariton branch case, we find that the best strategy to maximize the Rabi splitting is to use a combination of a doped layer supporting an ENZ feature and a layer supporting ISTs, with overlapping ENZ and IST frequencies. As a result, this design flexibility renders this platform attractive for low-voltage tunable filters, light-emitting diodes, and efficient nonlinear composite materials.

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1236227
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1224121
Report Number(s):
SAND-2015-0187J
Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019; PRAHB2; 562116
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Campione, Salvatore, Liu, Sheng, Benz, Alexander, Klem, John F., Sinclair, Michael B., and Brener, Igal. Epsilon-near-zero modes for tailored light-matter interaction. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.4.044011.
Campione, Salvatore, Liu, Sheng, Benz, Alexander, Klem, John F., Sinclair, Michael B., & Brener, Igal. Epsilon-near-zero modes for tailored light-matter interaction. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.4.044011
Campione, Salvatore, Liu, Sheng, Benz, Alexander, Klem, John F., Sinclair, Michael B., and Brener, Igal. Tue . "Epsilon-near-zero modes for tailored light-matter interaction". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.4.044011. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236227.
@article{osti_1236227,
title = {Epsilon-near-zero modes for tailored light-matter interaction},
author = {Campione, Salvatore and Liu, Sheng and Benz, Alexander and Klem, John F. and Sinclair, Michael B. and Brener, Igal},
abstractNote = {Epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) modes arising from condensed-matter excitations such as phonons and plasmons are a new path for tailoring light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. Complex spectral shaping can be achieved by creating such modes in nanoscale semiconductor layers and controlling their interaction with multiple, distinct, dipole resonant systems. Examples of this behavior are presented at midinfrared frequencies for ENZ modes that are strongly coupled to metamaterial resonators and simultaneously strongly coupled to semiconductor phonons or quantum-well intersubband transitions (ISTs), resulting in double- and triple-polariton branches in transmission spectra. For the double-polariton branch case, we find that the best strategy to maximize the Rabi splitting is to use a combination of a doped layer supporting an ENZ feature and a layer supporting ISTs, with overlapping ENZ and IST frequencies. As a result, this design flexibility renders this platform attractive for low-voltage tunable filters, light-emitting diodes, and efficient nonlinear composite materials.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevApplied.4.044011},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1236227}, journal = {Physical Review Applied},
issn = {2331-7019},
number = 4,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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