Chalcogenide glass metamaterial optical switch

Z. L. Sámson, K. F. MacDonald, F. De Angelis, G. Adamo, K. Knight, C. C. Huang, D. W. Hewak, Enzo Di Fabrizio, N. I. Zheludev

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The technology behind rewritable optical disks offers a new switching paradigm for metamaterials. A switch comprising resonant plasmonic metamaterial and electro-optic chalcogenide glass layers provides 75% optical transmission modulation in a device of subwavelength thickness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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