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Title: Near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers

Abstract

Chirality plays an essential role in the fields of biology, medicine and physics. However, natural materials exhibit very weak chiroptical response. In this paper, near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers are demonstrated to selectively absorb either the left-handed or right-handed circularly polarized light for achieving large circular dichroism (CD) across the wavelength range from 1.3 µm to 1.8 µm. It is shown that the maximum chiral absorption can reach to 0.87 and that the maximum CD in absorption is around 0.70. The current chiral metasurface design is able to achieve strong chiroptical response, which also leads to high thermal CD for the local temperature increase. The high-contrast reflective chiral images are also realized with the designed metasurface absorbers. As a result, the demonstrated chiral metasurface absorbers can be applied in many areas, such as optical filters, thermal energy harvesting, optical communication, and chiral imaging.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1482160
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1494702
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ouyang, Leixin, Wang, Wei, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David A., Gao, Jie, and Yang, Xiaodong. Near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.26.031484.
Ouyang, Leixin, Wang, Wei, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David A., Gao, Jie, & Yang, Xiaodong. Near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.031484.
Ouyang, Leixin, Wang, Wei, Rosenmann, Daniel, Czaplewski, David A., Gao, Jie, and Yang, Xiaodong. Wed . "Near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.031484.
@article{osti_1482160,
title = {Near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers},
author = {Ouyang, Leixin and Wang, Wei and Rosenmann, Daniel and Czaplewski, David A. and Gao, Jie and Yang, Xiaodong},
abstractNote = {Chirality plays an essential role in the fields of biology, medicine and physics. However, natural materials exhibit very weak chiroptical response. In this paper, near-infrared chiral plasmonic metasurface absorbers are demonstrated to selectively absorb either the left-handed or right-handed circularly polarized light for achieving large circular dichroism (CD) across the wavelength range from 1.3 µm to 1.8 µm. It is shown that the maximum chiral absorption can reach to 0.87 and that the maximum CD in absorption is around 0.70. The current chiral metasurface design is able to achieve strong chiroptical response, which also leads to high thermal CD for the local temperature increase. The high-contrast reflective chiral images are also realized with the designed metasurface absorbers. As a result, the demonstrated chiral metasurface absorbers can be applied in many areas, such as optical filters, thermal energy harvesting, optical communication, and chiral imaging.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.26.031484},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 24,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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Figures / Tables:

Fig. 1 Fig. 1: (a), (b) Schematics of the chiral metasurface absorbers in Form A and Form B. (c-g) SEM images of the fabricated chiral absorbers in Form A with different geometric parameters from Sample 1 to Sample 5: P1 = 1050, 1160, 1160, 1360 and 1460 nm; P2 = 400, 380,more » 380, 380 and 380 nm; L = 450, 500, 550, 600, 650 nm; W1 = 50 nm; W2 = 100 nm. Scale bar represents 500 nm.« less

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