Opto-thermally controlled beam steering in nonlinear all-dielectric metastructures

Andrea Tognazzi, Costantino De Angelis, Mihail Petrov, George Zograf, Marco Gandolfi, Davide Roccos, Kristina Frizyuk, Andrea Tognazzi, Sergey Makarov, Carlo Gigli, Olesiya Pashina, Giuseppe Leo

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Reconfigurable metasurfaces have recently gained a lot of attention in applications such as adaptive meta-lenses, hyperspectral imaging and optical modulation. This kind of metastructure can be obtained by an external control signal, enabling us to dynamically manipulate the electromagnetic radiation. Here, we theoretically propose an AlGaAs device to control the second harmonic generation (SHG) emission at nanoscale upon optimized optical heating. The asymmetric shape of the used meta-atom is selected to guarantee a predominant second harmonic (SH) emission towards the normal direction. The proposed structure is concurrently excited by a pump beam at a fundamental wavelength of 1540 nm and by a continuous wave (CW) control signal above the semiconductor band gap. The optical tuning is achieved by a selective optimization of meta-atoms SH phase, which is modulated by the control signal intensity. We numerically demonstrate that the heating induced in the meta-atoms by the CW pump can be used to dynamically tune the device properties. In particular, we theoretically demonstrate a SH beam steering of 8° with respect to the vertical axis for an optimized device with average temperature increase even below 90° C.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)37128-37139
Numero di pagine12
RivistaOptics Express
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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