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Title: High-efficiency optical limiter using metasurface and phase-change material


According to some aspects, a transmissive and all-dielectric optical component/limiter with great cutoff efficiency using Vanadium Dioxide (VO2) as the active component is disclosed. In some embodiments, Vanadium dioxide is used for an optical limiter due to the large contrast in optical constants upon undergoing the semiconductor to metal phase transition. When triggered optically, this transition occurs within 60 fs, making the device suitable for an ultrafast laser environment. In addition, the phase transition threshold is tunable by applying stress or doping; therefore, the device cutoff intensity can be adjusted to fulfill specific requirements.

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Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
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USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
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Vanderbuilt University (Nashville, TN)
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ECCS1351334; FG02-01ER45916; N00014-16-1-2283
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Patent File Date: 10/04/2019
Country of Publication:
United States

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Valentine, Jason G., Haglund, Richard F., Zhu, Zhihua, and Howes, Austin. High-efficiency optical limiter using metasurface and phase-change material. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Valentine, Jason G., Haglund, Richard F., Zhu, Zhihua, & Howes, Austin. High-efficiency optical limiter using metasurface and phase-change material. United States.
Valentine, Jason G., Haglund, Richard F., Zhu, Zhihua, and Howes, Austin. Tue . "High-efficiency optical limiter using metasurface and phase-change material". United States.
title = {High-efficiency optical limiter using metasurface and phase-change material},
author = {Valentine, Jason G. and Haglund, Richard F. and Zhu, Zhihua and Howes, Austin},
abstractNote = {According to some aspects, a transmissive and all-dielectric optical component/limiter with great cutoff efficiency using Vanadium Dioxide (VO2) as the active component is disclosed. In some embodiments, Vanadium dioxide is used for an optical limiter due to the large contrast in optical constants upon undergoing the semiconductor to metal phase transition. When triggered optically, this transition occurs within 60 fs, making the device suitable for an ultrafast laser environment. In addition, the phase transition threshold is tunable by applying stress or doping; therefore, the device cutoff intensity can be adjusted to fulfill specific requirements.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {12}

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