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Title: Conformal Coating of a Phase Change Material on Ordered Plasmonic Nanorod Arrays for Broadband All-Optical Switching

Abstract

Actively tunable optical transmission through artificial metamaterials holds great promise for next-generation nanophotonic devices and metasurfaces. Plasmonic nanostructures and phase change materials have been extensively studied to this end due to their respective strong interactions with light and tunable dielectric constants under external stimuli. Seamlessly integrating plasmonic components with phase change materials, as demonstrated in the present work, can facilitate phase change by plasmonically enabled light confinement and meanwhile make use of the high sensitivity of plasmon resonances to the variation of dielectric constant associated with the phase change. The hybrid platform here is composed of plasmonic indium tin-oxide nanorod arrays (ITO-NRAs) conformally coated with an ultrathin layer of a prototypical phase change material, vanadium dioxide (VO2), which enables all-optical modulation of the infrared as well as the visible spectral ranges. The interplay between the intrinsic plasmonic nonlinearity of ITO-NRAs and the phase transition induced permittivity change of VO2 gives rise to spectral and temporal responses that cannot be achieved with individual material components alone.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3101 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1392460
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ACS Nano; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
atomic layer deposition; indium-tin-oxide (ITO); phase change; plasmonics; ultrafast spectroscopy; vanadium dioxide (VO2)

Citation Formats

Guo, Peijun, Weimer, Matthew S., Emery, Jonathan D., Diroll, Benjamin T., Chen, Xinqi, Hock, Adam S., Chang, Robert P. H., Martinson, Alex B. F., and Schaller, Richard D. Conformal Coating of a Phase Change Material on Ordered Plasmonic Nanorod Arrays for Broadband All-Optical Switching. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b07042.
Guo, Peijun, Weimer, Matthew S., Emery, Jonathan D., Diroll, Benjamin T., Chen, Xinqi, Hock, Adam S., Chang, Robert P. H., Martinson, Alex B. F., & Schaller, Richard D. Conformal Coating of a Phase Change Material on Ordered Plasmonic Nanorod Arrays for Broadband All-Optical Switching. United States. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b07042.
Guo, Peijun, Weimer, Matthew S., Emery, Jonathan D., Diroll, Benjamin T., Chen, Xinqi, Hock, Adam S., Chang, Robert P. H., Martinson, Alex B. F., and Schaller, Richard D. 2016. "Conformal Coating of a Phase Change Material on Ordered Plasmonic Nanorod Arrays for Broadband All-Optical Switching". United States. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b07042.
@article{osti_1392460,
title = {Conformal Coating of a Phase Change Material on Ordered Plasmonic Nanorod Arrays for Broadband All-Optical Switching},
author = {Guo, Peijun and Weimer, Matthew S. and Emery, Jonathan D. and Diroll, Benjamin T. and Chen, Xinqi and Hock, Adam S. and Chang, Robert P. H. and Martinson, Alex B. F. and Schaller, Richard D.},
abstractNote = {Actively tunable optical transmission through artificial metamaterials holds great promise for next-generation nanophotonic devices and metasurfaces. Plasmonic nanostructures and phase change materials have been extensively studied to this end due to their respective strong interactions with light and tunable dielectric constants under external stimuli. Seamlessly integrating plasmonic components with phase change materials, as demonstrated in the present work, can facilitate phase change by plasmonically enabled light confinement and meanwhile make use of the high sensitivity of plasmon resonances to the variation of dielectric constant associated with the phase change. The hybrid platform here is composed of plasmonic indium tin-oxide nanorod arrays (ITO-NRAs) conformally coated with an ultrathin layer of a prototypical phase change material, vanadium dioxide (VO2), which enables all-optical modulation of the infrared as well as the visible spectral ranges. The interplay between the intrinsic plasmonic nonlinearity of ITO-NRAs and the phase transition induced permittivity change of VO2 gives rise to spectral and temporal responses that cannot be achieved with individual material components alone.},
doi = {10.1021/acsnano.6b07042},
journal = {ACS Nano},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month =
}
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