Giden, Ibrahim Halil
Bagci, Fehim Taha
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationNazmi Yilmaz, Nazmi Yilmaz, Fehim T. Bagci, Fehim T. Bagci, Aytekin Ozdemir, Aytekin Ozdemir, Ibrahim H. Giden, Ibrahim H. Giden, Ahmet Ozer, Ahmet Ozer, Yuzuru Takashima, Yuzuru Takashima, Hamza Kurt, Hamza Kurt, } "Tunable metasurfaces with liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 10671, Metamaterials XI, 106712N (7 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2307515; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307515
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AbstractIntensive researches in the area of metasurfaces have provided a new insight to obtain flat and compact optical systems. In this letter, we numerically show that, highly efficient tunable beam steering effect in transmission mode is achieved at wavelength lambda = 550 nm using nematic liquid crystals (LCs) infiltrated into double sided metasurfaces. Using the electro-optical feature of LCs, the phase profile of the metasurfaces is controlled and thus, the transmitted beam is deflected within the range from -15 degrees to 15 degrees steering angles. Transparent dielectric materials are used in the designed structure that provides highly efficient beam-steering; the corresponding transmission efficiency is above 83% in the visible spectrum, which is another superiority of the proposed hybrid tunable structure over present plasmonic/metamaterial approaches. The designed metasurface still preserves its beam deflection property covering the visible spectrum and hence, such hybrid structure can be implemented for broadband electro-optically controllable beam steering applications.
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