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Title: Tuneable photonic device including an array of metamaterial resonators

A photonic apparatus includes a metamaterial resonator array overlying and electromagnetically coupled to a vertically stacked plurality of quantum wells defined in a semiconductor body. An arrangement of electrical contact layers is provided for facilitating the application of a bias voltage across the quantum well stack. Those portions of the semiconductor body that lie between the electrical contact layers are conformed to provide an electrically conductive path between the contact layers and through the quantum well stack.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346953
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,594,266
Application Number:
14/183,261
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 18
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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