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Title: Tunable VO{sub 2}/Au hyperbolic metamaterial

Abstract

Vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) is known to have a semiconductor-to-metal phase transition at ∼68 °C. Therefore, it can be used as a tunable component of an active metamaterial. The lamellar metamaterial studied in this work is composed of subwavelength VO{sub 2} and Au layers and is designed to undergo a temperature controlled transition from the optical hyperbolic phase to the metallic phase. VO{sub 2} films and VO{sub 2}/Au lamellar metamaterial stacks have been fabricated and studied in electrical conductivity and optical (transmission and reflection) experiments. The observed temperature-dependent changes in the reflection and transmission spectra of the metamaterials and VO{sub 2} thin films are in a good qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions. The demonstrated optical hyperbolic-to-metallic phase transition is a unique physical phenomenon with the potential to enable advanced control of light-matter interactions.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [5]
  1. Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 (United States)
  2. Summer Research Program, Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 (United States)
  3. (United States)
  4. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 (United States)
  5. MIT LINCOLN Laboratory, 244 Wood Street, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22594337
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; FORECASTING; GOLD; INTERACTIONS; LAYERS; METAMATERIALS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; REFLECTION; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SPECTRA; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; THIN FILMS; TRANSMISSION; VANADIUM OXIDES

Citation Formats

Prayakarao, S., Noginov, M. A., E-mail: mnoginov@nsu.edu, Mendoza, B., Devine, A., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, Kyaw, C., Dover, R. B. van, and Liberman, V. Tunable VO{sub 2}/Au hyperbolic metamaterial. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4954382.
Prayakarao, S., Noginov, M. A., E-mail: mnoginov@nsu.edu, Mendoza, B., Devine, A., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, Kyaw, C., Dover, R. B. van, & Liberman, V. Tunable VO{sub 2}/Au hyperbolic metamaterial. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954382.
Prayakarao, S., Noginov, M. A., E-mail: mnoginov@nsu.edu, Mendoza, B., Devine, A., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, Kyaw, C., Dover, R. B. van, and Liberman, V. 2016. "Tunable VO{sub 2}/Au hyperbolic metamaterial". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4954382.
@article{osti_22594337,
title = {Tunable VO{sub 2}/Au hyperbolic metamaterial},
author = {Prayakarao, S. and Noginov, M. A., E-mail: mnoginov@nsu.edu and Mendoza, B. and Devine, A. and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850 and Kyaw, C. and Dover, R. B. van and Liberman, V.},
abstractNote = {Vanadium dioxide (VO{sub 2}) is known to have a semiconductor-to-metal phase transition at ∼68 °C. Therefore, it can be used as a tunable component of an active metamaterial. The lamellar metamaterial studied in this work is composed of subwavelength VO{sub 2} and Au layers and is designed to undergo a temperature controlled transition from the optical hyperbolic phase to the metallic phase. VO{sub 2} films and VO{sub 2}/Au lamellar metamaterial stacks have been fabricated and studied in electrical conductivity and optical (transmission and reflection) experiments. The observed temperature-dependent changes in the reflection and transmission spectra of the metamaterials and VO{sub 2} thin films are in a good qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions. The demonstrated optical hyperbolic-to-metallic phase transition is a unique physical phenomenon with the potential to enable advanced control of light-matter interactions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4954382},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 6,
volume = 109,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 8
}