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Tuneable photonic device including an array of metamaterial resonators

United States Patent

March 14, 2017
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A photonic apparatus includes a metamaterial resonator array overlying and electromagnetically coupled to a vertically stacked plurality of quantum wells defined in a semiconductor body. An arrangement of electrical contact layers is provided for facilitating the application of a bias voltage across the quantum well stack. Those portions of the semiconductor body that lie between the electrical contact layers are conformed to provide an electrically conductive path between the contact layers and through the quantum well stack.
Brener; Igal (Albuquerque, NM), Wanke; Michael (Albuquerque, NM), Benz; Alexander (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 183,261
February 18, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention