Nonlinear graphene metamaterial
Nikolaenko, Andrey E.
De Angelis, Francesco
Boden, Stuart A.
Fabrizio, Enzo Di
Zheludev, Nikolay I.
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
We demonstrate that the broadband nonlinear optical response of graphene can be resonantly enhanced by more than an order of magnitude through hybridization with a plasmonic metamaterial, while retaining an ultrafast nonlinear response time of ∼ 1 ps. Transmission modulation close to ∼ 1% is seen at a pump fluence of ∼ 30 μJ/cm2 at the wavelength of ∼ 1.6 μm. This approach allows to engineer and enhance graphene’s nonlinearity within a broad wavelength range enabling applications in optical switching, mode-locking, and pulse shaping.
Applied physics letters
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