Electronically reconfigurable metal-on-silicon metamaterial
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Reconfigurable metamaterial-based apertures can play a unique role in both imaging and in beam-forming applications, where current technology relies mostly on the fabrication and integration of large detector or antenna arrays. Here, we report the experimental demonstration of a voltage-controlled, silicon-based electromagnetic metamaterial operating in the W-band (75-110 GHz). In this composite semiconductor metamaterial, patterned gold metamaterial elements serve both to manage electromagnetic wave propagation while simultaneously acting as electrical Schottky contacts that control the local conductivity of the semiconductor substrate. The active device layers consist of a patterned metal on a 2-μm-thick n-doped silicon layer, adhesively bonded to a transparent Pyrex wafer. The transmittance of the composite metamaterial can be modulated over a given frequency band as a function of bias voltage. We demonstrate a quantitative understanding of the composite device through the application of numerical approaches that simultaneously treat the semiconductor junction physics as well as wave propagation. © 2012 American Physical Society.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1103/PhysRevB.86.075112
Publication InfoDhar, Sulochana; Jokerst, NM; Lee, JS; Nguyen, V; Schmalenberg, P; Smith, David R; ... Urzhumov, Yaroslav A (2012). Electronically reconfigurable metal-on-silicon metamaterial. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 86(7). pp. 075112. 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.075112. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/7573.
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James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. David R. Smith is currently the James B. Duke Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Duke University. He is also Director of the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Duke and holds the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London. Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in 1994 in Physics from the University of California, San Dieg
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
<!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]-->Dr. Urzhumov is Adjunct Assistant Professor of ECE at Duke University, and also a Technologist at the Metamaterials Commercialization Center of Intellectual Ventures. Previously a research faculty at Duke, he works on applied and theoretical aspects of metama
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