Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a pump-induced narrowband transparency window within an absorption lin e of the probe beam sp ectrum in an atomic system. In this paper we propose a way to bring together the all-dielectric metamaterials to have EIT-like effects and to optically tune the response by hybridizing them with a layer of a phase change material. We propose a design of the metamaterial based on Si nanoresonators that can support an EIT-like resonant response. On the top of the resonators we consider a thin layer of a chalcogenide phase change material, which we will use to tune the optical response. Our choice is Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 (GST), since it has two stable phases at room temperature, namely amorphous and crystalline, between which it can be switched quickly, nonvolatively and reversibly, sustaining a large number of switching cycles. They differ in optical properties, while still having moderately low losses in telecom range. Since such dielectric resonators do not have non-radiative losses of metals around 1550nm, they can lead to a high- Q factor of the EIT-like response in this range . Firstly, we optimize the starting structure so that it gives an EIT-like response at 1550 nm wh en the GST layer is in the amorphous state. Our starting design uses glass as a substrate, but we also consider implementation in SOI technology. If we then switch the thin layer of GST to its crystalline phase, which has higher losses, the EIT-like response is red shifted, pr oviding around 10:1 contrast at 1550nm. This reversible tuning can be done with an ns visible pulsed laser. We discuss the results of the simulation of the dielectric metasurface for differe nt configurations and the tuning possibility

All-optical tuning of EIT-like dielectric metasurfaces by means of chalcogenide phase change materials / Petronijevic, Emilija; Sibilia, Concetta. - In: OPTICS EXPRESS. - ISSN 1094-4087. - ELETTRONICO. - 24:26(2016), pp. 30411-30420. [10.1364/OE.24.030411]

All-optical tuning of EIT-like dielectric metasurfaces by means of chalcogenide phase change materials

PETRONIJEVIC, EMILIJA;SIBILIA, Concetta
2016

Abstract

Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a pump-induced narrowband transparency window within an absorption lin e of the probe beam sp ectrum in an atomic system. In this paper we propose a way to bring together the all-dielectric metamaterials to have EIT-like effects and to optically tune the response by hybridizing them with a layer of a phase change material. We propose a design of the metamaterial based on Si nanoresonators that can support an EIT-like resonant response. On the top of the resonators we consider a thin layer of a chalcogenide phase change material, which we will use to tune the optical response. Our choice is Ge 2 Sb 2 Te 5 (GST), since it has two stable phases at room temperature, namely amorphous and crystalline, between which it can be switched quickly, nonvolatively and reversibly, sustaining a large number of switching cycles. They differ in optical properties, while still having moderately low losses in telecom range. Since such dielectric resonators do not have non-radiative losses of metals around 1550nm, they can lead to a high- Q factor of the EIT-like response in this range . Firstly, we optimize the starting structure so that it gives an EIT-like response at 1550 nm wh en the GST layer is in the amorphous state. Our starting design uses glass as a substrate, but we also consider implementation in SOI technology. If we then switch the thin layer of GST to its crystalline phase, which has higher losses, the EIT-like response is red shifted, pr oviding around 10:1 contrast at 1550nm. This reversible tuning can be done with an ns visible pulsed laser. We discuss the results of the simulation of the dielectric metasurface for differe nt configurations and the tuning possibility
Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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All-optical tuning of EIT-like dielectric metasurfaces by means of chalcogenide phase change materials / Petronijevic, Emilija; Sibilia, Concetta. - In: OPTICS EXPRESS. - ISSN 1094-4087. - ELETTRONICO. - 24:26(2016), pp. 30411-30420. [10.1364/OE.24.030411]
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