A combinatorial approach to metamaterials discovery

E. Plum, K. Tanaka, W.T. Chen, V.A. Fedotov, Din-ping Tsai, N.I. Zheludev

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We report a high throughput combinatorial approach to photonic metamaterial optimization. The new approach is based on parallel synthesis and subsequent optical characterization of large numbers of spatially addressable nanofabricated metamaterial samples (libraries) with quasi-continuous variation of design parameters under real manufacturing conditions. We illustrate this method for Fano-resonance plasmonic nanostructures, arriving at explicit recipes for high quality factors needed for switching and sensing applications. © 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055102
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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