Graphene in a photonic metamaterial

Nikitas Papasimakis*, Zhiqiang Luo, Ze Xiang Shen, Francesco De Angelis, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Andrey E. Nikolaenko, Nikolay I. Zheludev

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We demonstrate a photonic metamaterial that shows extraordinary sensitivity to the presence of a single atomic layer of graphene on its surface. Metamaterial's optical transmission increases multi-fold at the resonance frequency linked to the Fano-type plasmonic mode supported by the periodic metallic nanostructure. The experiments were performed with chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene covering a number of sizescaled metamaterial samples with plasmonic modes at different frequencies ranging from 167 to 187 Thz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8353-8359
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 12 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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