Boehm, S. J.; Kang, L.; Werner, D. H.; Keating, C. D. DMR-1420620
Gold nanowire lattices were formed by electric field directed assembly and reconfigured on-demand between two different functional states, in the form of broadband polarizers. By selectively switching the electric field between two orthogonal electrode pairs, a maximum transmission contrast of ca. 50% is observed in the near-infrared regime. Moreover, the reconfigurable transmission spectra, which are highly dependent on the nanowire size and electric field conditions, are reversible. The demonstrated proof-of concept nanowire lattice polarizer provides potential for electrically reconfigurable photonic devices such as ultra-compact polarization components, electro-optic switches, and on-chip modulators.
Boehm, S. J.; Kang, L.; Werner, D. H.; Keating, C. D. Field-Switchable Broadband Polarizer Based on Reconfigurable Nanowire Assemblies. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27 (5), 1604703. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201604703