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Meta-structure and tunable optical device including the same

United States Patent

9,851,589
December 26, 2017
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A meta-structure and a tunable optical device including the same are provided. The meta-structure includes a plurality of metal layers spaced apart from one another, an active layer spaced apart from the plurality of metal layers and having a carrier concentration that is tuned according to an electric signal applied to the active layer and the plurality of metal layers, and a plurality of dielectric layers spaced apart from one another and each having one surface contacting a metal layer among the plurality of metal layers and another surface contacting the active layer.
Han; Seunghoon (Seoul, KR), Papadakis; Georgia Theano (Pasadena, CA), Atwater; Harry (Pasadena, CA)
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (Suwon-si, KR), CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena, CA)
15/ 233,036
August 10, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Grant No.FA9550-12-1-0488 awarded by the Air Force and under Grant No.DE-FG02-07ER46405 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.