Controlling all-optical switching speeds in an epsilon-near-zero enhanced metasurface

Soham Saha, Benjamin Diroll, Sarah N. Chowdhury, Alexander V. Kildishev, Richard Schaller, Zubin Jacob, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Alexandra Boltasseva*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We propose a novel approach to control the speed of all-optical switches. In an epsilon-near-zero-metasurface comprising materials with picosecond- and nanosecond-switching-timescales, the switching-speed is controlled by the material interacting more strongly with the probe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO: QELS 2021
PublisherThe Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2021
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO: QELS 2021 - Part of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: May 9 2021May 14 2021

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

Conference

ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO: QELS 2021 - Part of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/9/215/14/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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