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Title: Optical Strong Coupling between near-Infrared Metamaterials and Intersubband Transitions in III-Nitride Heterostructures

We present the design, realization, and characterization of optical strong light–matter coupling between intersubband transitions within a semiconductor heterostructures and planar metamaterials in the near-infrared spectral range. The strong light–matter coupling entity consists of a III-nitride intersubband superlattice heterostructure, providing a two-level system with a transition energy of ~0.8 eV (λ ~1.55 μm) and a planar “dogbone” metamaterial structure. Furthermore, as the bare metamaterial resonance frequency is varied across the intersubband resonance, a clear anticrossing behavior is observed in the frequency domain. We found that this strongly coupled entity could enable the realization of electrically tunable optical filters, a new class of efficient nonlinear optical materials, or intersubband-based light-emitting diodes.
Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2014-4056J
Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022; 518014
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ACS Photonics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2330-4022
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; metamaterials; nanocavities; strong light-matter interaction; intersubband transitions; near-infrared
OSTI Identifier:
1145723

Benz, Alexander, Campione, Salvatore, Moseley, Michael W., Wierer, Jonathan J., Allerman, Andrew A., Wendt, Joel R., and Brener, Igal. Optical Strong Coupling between near-Infrared Metamaterials and Intersubband Transitions in III-Nitride Heterostructures. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/ph500192v.
Benz, Alexander, Campione, Salvatore, Moseley, Michael W., Wierer, Jonathan J., Allerman, Andrew A., Wendt, Joel R., & Brener, Igal. Optical Strong Coupling between near-Infrared Metamaterials and Intersubband Transitions in III-Nitride Heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1021/ph500192v.
Benz, Alexander, Campione, Salvatore, Moseley, Michael W., Wierer, Jonathan J., Allerman, Andrew A., Wendt, Joel R., and Brener, Igal. 2014. "Optical Strong Coupling between near-Infrared Metamaterials and Intersubband Transitions in III-Nitride Heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1021/ph500192v. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1145723.
@article{osti_1145723,
title = {Optical Strong Coupling between near-Infrared Metamaterials and Intersubband Transitions in III-Nitride Heterostructures},
author = {Benz, Alexander and Campione, Salvatore and Moseley, Michael W. and Wierer, Jonathan J. and Allerman, Andrew A. and Wendt, Joel R. and Brener, Igal},
abstractNote = {We present the design, realization, and characterization of optical strong light–matter coupling between intersubband transitions within a semiconductor heterostructures and planar metamaterials in the near-infrared spectral range. The strong light–matter coupling entity consists of a III-nitride intersubband superlattice heterostructure, providing a two-level system with a transition energy of ~0.8 eV (λ ~1.55 μm) and a planar “dogbone” metamaterial structure. Furthermore, as the bare metamaterial resonance frequency is varied across the intersubband resonance, a clear anticrossing behavior is observed in the frequency domain. We found that this strongly coupled entity could enable the realization of electrically tunable optical filters, a new class of efficient nonlinear optical materials, or intersubband-based light-emitting diodes.},
doi = {10.1021/ph500192v},
journal = {ACS Photonics},
number = 10,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {8}
}