Guided Optical Modes in Metal-Cladded Tunable Hyperbolic Metamaterial Slab Waveguides

Marcin Kieliszczyk , Bartosz Janaszek , Anna Tyszka-Zawadzka , Paweł Szczepański

Abstract

We have theoretically investigated metal-cladded waveguides of tunable hyperbolic metamaterial (THMM) cores, employing graphene sheets as a tunable layer, in terms of guided waves propagation over near- to mid-infrared range, following the effective medium approximation. We have proven that these subwavelength guiding structures offer a number of effects usually not found in other types of waveguides, including controllable propagation gap and number of modes, inversion of power flow direction with respect to phase velocity, TM mode propagation, and absence of the fundamental mode, which occur as a result of controlled change of the guiding layer dispersion regime. This is the first time that the above-mentioned effects are obtained with a single, voltage-controlled waveguiding structure comprising graphene sheets and a dielectric, although the presented methodology allows us to incorporate other tunable materials beyond graphene equally well. We believe that such or similar structures, feasible by means of current planar deposition techniques, will ultimately find their practical applications in optical signal processing, controlled phase matching, controlled coupling, signal modulation, or the enhancement of nonlinear effects.
Author Marcin Kieliszczyk (FEIT / MO)
Marcin Kieliszczyk,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Bartosz Janaszek (FEIT / MO)
Bartosz Janaszek,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Anna Tyszka-Zawadzka (FEIT / MO)
Anna Tyszka-Zawadzka,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
, Paweł Szczepański (FEIT / MO)
Paweł Szczepański,,
- The Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics
Journal seriesCrystals, ISSN 2073-4352
Issue year2020
Vol10
No3
Pages1-13
Publication size in sheets0.6
Article number176
ASJC Classification1500 General Chemical Engineering; 1604 Inorganic Chemistry; 2500 General Materials Science; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics
DOIDOI:10.3390/cryst10030176
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4352/10/3/176
Project[TECHMATSTRATEG1/347012/3/NCBR/2017] Tunable hyperbolic metamaterials for the new generation of photonic devices. Project leader: Malinowski Michał, , Phone: (+48) 22 234 7777, start date 01-12-2017, planned end date 30-11-2020, IMiO/2017/Techamat/1, Implemented
Projects financed by NCRD [Projekty finansowane przez NCBiR (NCBR)]
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 23-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus Citations = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.695; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.061 (2) - 2018=2.086 (5)
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