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Title: Dynamic transmission control based on all-dielectric Huygens metasurfaces

Abstract

Tunable metasurfaces open new doors for achieving dynamic wavefront manipulation in an ultracompact footprint. Dielectric metasurfaces are particularly attractive for this application due to their low-loss modes. However, their volumetric modes make them difficult to dynamically tune compared to plasmonic variants with strong field confinement. We overcome this challenge by combining dielectric resonators with an epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) mode in a thin film. By tuning the coupling between modes in the resonators and the ENZ thin film, active control over the transmittance amplitude is achieved. Operating at the wavelength of the Huygens mode, we demonstrate transmittance modulation with an on-state transmittance of 70% and a modulation depth of 31%. In addition, we create a tunable diffraction grating and demonstrate its potential use in beam steering applications. Finally, this approach provides a new avenue for high-speed and low-power modulation of dielectric metasurfaces.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of of Electrical Engineering
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS)
  4. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States). Dept. of of Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1458357
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Optica
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2334-2536
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Howes, Austin, Wang, Wenyi, Kravchenko, Ivan, and Valentine, Jason. Dynamic transmission control based on all-dielectric Huygens metasurfaces. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.000787.
Howes, Austin, Wang, Wenyi, Kravchenko, Ivan, & Valentine, Jason. Dynamic transmission control based on all-dielectric Huygens metasurfaces. United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.000787.
Howes, Austin, Wang, Wenyi, Kravchenko, Ivan, and Valentine, Jason. Thu . "Dynamic transmission control based on all-dielectric Huygens metasurfaces". United States. doi:10.1364/OPTICA.5.000787. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1458357.
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title = {Dynamic transmission control based on all-dielectric Huygens metasurfaces},
author = {Howes, Austin and Wang, Wenyi and Kravchenko, Ivan and Valentine, Jason},
abstractNote = {Tunable metasurfaces open new doors for achieving dynamic wavefront manipulation in an ultracompact footprint. Dielectric metasurfaces are particularly attractive for this application due to their low-loss modes. However, their volumetric modes make them difficult to dynamically tune compared to plasmonic variants with strong field confinement. We overcome this challenge by combining dielectric resonators with an epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) mode in a thin film. By tuning the coupling between modes in the resonators and the ENZ thin film, active control over the transmittance amplitude is achieved. Operating at the wavelength of the Huygens mode, we demonstrate transmittance modulation with an on-state transmittance of 70% and a modulation depth of 31%. In addition, we create a tunable diffraction grating and demonstrate its potential use in beam steering applications. Finally, this approach provides a new avenue for high-speed and low-power modulation of dielectric metasurfaces.},
doi = {10.1364/OPTICA.5.000787},
journal = {Optica},
number = 7,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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