Dynamic tuning of an infrared hybrid-metamaterial resonance using vanadium dioxide

Journal Article (Academic article)

We demonstrate a metamaterial device whose far-infrared resonance frequency can be dynamically tuned. Dynamic tuning should alleviate many bandwidth-related roadblocks to metamaterial application by granting a wide matrix of selectable electromagnetic properties. This tuning effect is achieved via a hybrid-metamaterial architecture; intertwining split ring resonator metamaterial elements with vanadium dioxide (VO2)-a material whose optical properties can be strongly and quickly changed via external stimulus. This hybrid structure concept opens a fresh dimension in both exploring and exploiting the intriguing electromagnetic behavior of metamaterials. (C) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Driscoll, T; Palit, S; Qazilbash, MM; Brehm, M; Keilmann, F; Chae, BG; Yun, SJ; Kim, HT; Cho, SY; Jokerst, NM; Smith, DR; Basov, DN

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 2

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951