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Photoimprinted Controllable Fano Resonance in the Terahertz Regime

TitlePhotoimprinted Controllable Fano Resonance in the Terahertz Regime
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGeorgiou, G, Shen, NH, Rivas, JG, Koschny, T, Soukoulis, CM
JournalAcs Photonics
Date Published07
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number2330-4022
Accession NumberWOS:000406174600028
Keywordsactive, analog, control, electromagnetically induced transparency, Fano resonance, index, Materials Science, metamaterials, optics, photoimprinting, physics, plasmonic nanocavities, refraction, Spectroscopy, Technology - Other Topics, terahertz time-domain, tunability

onator-based metamaterials, photoimprinted photonic structures offer us an all-optical route toward reconfigurable functionalities with superior flexibility. Here, we propose to photoimprint some specific patterns on a thin film of semiconductor to excite Fano-like resonances, which result from the coupling between dark and bright elements. Experimental measurements, performed with THz time-domain spectroscopy, demonstrate counterintuitive tunable deep features in extinction spectra positioned around the expected resonance frequency. Our simulations are in excellent agreement with the experiments, by resembling realistic conditions of low contrast photoimprinted patterns generated with a spatial light modulator and a finite detection time window. This work takes the first step toward realizing switchable Fano resonances via an all-optical approach and, therefore, paves the way to more versatile manipulations of THz waves.

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