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Title: Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials at the Quantum Limit

Abstract

We study semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials (SHMs) at the quantum limit experimentally using spectroscopic ellipsometry as well as theoretically using a new microscopic theory. The theory is a combination of microscopic density matrix approach for the material response and Green’s function approach for the propagating electric field. Our approach predicts absorptivity of the full multilayer system and for the first time allows the prediction of in-plane and out-of-plane dielectric functions for every individual layer constructing the SHM as well as effective dielectric functions that can be used to describe a homogenized SHM.

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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Materials Sciences & Engineering Division
OSTI Identifier:
1483973
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-12237J
Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322; 669146
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Montaño, Inès, Campione, Salvatore, Klem, John F., Beechem, Thomas E., Wolf, Omri, Sinclair, Michael B., and Luk, Ting S. Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials at the Quantum Limit. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35099-8.
Montaño, Inès, Campione, Salvatore, Klem, John F., Beechem, Thomas E., Wolf, Omri, Sinclair, Michael B., & Luk, Ting S. Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials at the Quantum Limit. United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35099-8.
Montaño, Inès, Campione, Salvatore, Klem, John F., Beechem, Thomas E., Wolf, Omri, Sinclair, Michael B., and Luk, Ting S. Mon . "Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials at the Quantum Limit". United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-35099-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1483973.
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title = {Semiconductor Hyperbolic Metamaterials at the Quantum Limit},
author = {Montaño, Inès and Campione, Salvatore and Klem, John F. and Beechem, Thomas E. and Wolf, Omri and Sinclair, Michael B. and Luk, Ting S.},
abstractNote = {We study semiconductor hyperbolic metamaterials (SHMs) at the quantum limit experimentally using spectroscopic ellipsometry as well as theoretically using a new microscopic theory. The theory is a combination of microscopic density matrix approach for the material response and Green’s function approach for the propagating electric field. Our approach predicts absorptivity of the full multilayer system and for the first time allows the prediction of in-plane and out-of-plane dielectric functions for every individual layer constructing the SHM as well as effective dielectric functions that can be used to describe a homogenized SHM.},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-018-35099-8},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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