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Title: Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials

Abstract

A mid-infrared tunable metamaterial comprises an array of resonators on a semiconductor substrate having a large dependence of dielectric function on carrier concentration and a semiconductor plasma resonance that lies below the operating range, such as indium antimonide. Voltage biasing of the substrate generates a resonance shift in the metamaterial response that is tunable over a broad operating range. The mid-infrared tunable metamaterials have the potential to become the building blocks of chip based active optical devices in mid-infrared ranges, which can be used for many applications, such as thermal imaging, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1178671
Patent Number(s):
9,018,642
Application Number:
13/716,324
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Dec 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Brener, Igal, Miao, Xiaoyu, Shaner, Eric A, Passmore, Brandon Scott, and Jun, Young Chul. Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Brener, Igal, Miao, Xiaoyu, Shaner, Eric A, Passmore, Brandon Scott, & Jun, Young Chul. Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials. United States.
Brener, Igal, Miao, Xiaoyu, Shaner, Eric A, Passmore, Brandon Scott, and Jun, Young Chul. Tue . "Mid-infrared tunable metamaterials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1178671.
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