Near-infrared metamaterial films with reconfigurable transmissive/ reflective properties

Do Hoon Kwon, Xiande Wang, Zikri Bayraktar, Brian Weiner, Douglas H. Werner

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A near-infrared metamaterial design that is reconfigurable between almost completely transmissive and reflective states is presented. The reconfiguration is enabled by tuning the anisotropic nematic liquid crystals used as a spacer layer between two silver nanoplates in a planar doubly periodic metamaterial. The design is optimized for maximum difference in transmittance between the two states by using a genetic algorithm. For a linearly polarized illumination at normal incidence, full-wave electromagnetic analysis predicts that the optimized metamaterial film can change the transmittance between 98.7% and 0.1% at a wavelength of 1.1 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-547
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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