Saturday, July 8, 2017

Abstract-Active control of Imbert-Fedorov shifts with graphene-coated chiral metamaterials

  • Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Heat Fluid Flow Technology and Energy Application, School of Mathematics and Physics, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009, China

We propose a method for controlling the Imbert-Fedorov (IF) shifts of a reflected beam at a graphene-coated chiral metamaterial (CMM) interface, where graphene's chemical potential, the CMM's chirality parameter and the permittivity of dielectric at interface serve as external tunable stimuli to control the IF shifts. The spatial IF (SIF) shift and angular IF (AIF) shift are formulated by the reflection coefficients. The numerical results indicate that for p−polarized incident beam, the IF shifts can be controlled efficiently near the pseudo-Brewster angle through the chemical potential, and that both the high-permittivity dielectric and low-chirality CMM can bring about a broad shift modulation. Actually, the existence of graphene reduces the SIF shifts, but it can play a crucial role in the shift modulation. The above results might be helpful in exploiting various tunable terahertz-wave devices.

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