2D-hybrid epsilon near zero platform for nanophotonics

Alessandro Pianelli, Michal Dudek, Urszula Chodorow, Przemyslaw Morawiak, Rafal Kowerdziej, Karol Sielezin, Janusz Parka

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In this work we, propose a tunable 2D-hydrid epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) platform in telecom windows. Taking advantage to the intrinsically ENZ of the Indium-thin-oxide (ITO) and exploiting the graphene capability to dynamically tune the plasmon polaritons we were able to adjust the cross-over frequency, where the epsilon vanishes, in four telecom bandwidth windows. Additionally, tunabilty can be achieved via electrical gating of the ITO leading to an interplay modulation of the surface plasmon polaritons at the graphene-ITO interface. Furthermore, a giant Purcell factor (PF) was observed at ENZ regimes. These results show how 2D-hybrid ENZ materials potentially find applications in multifunctional nonlinear nanophotonic systems such as ultrafast modulators, data processing and photonic quantum computers (QPCs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsKevin F. MacDonald, Isabelle Staude, Anatoly V. Zayats
ISBN (Electronic)9781510651364
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventMetamaterials - Virtual, Online
Duration: 9 May 202220 May 2022
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


CityVirtual, Online


  • 2-D hybrid active system
  • epsilon-near-zero
  • photonics density of states (PDOS)
  • Purcell factor
  • reconfigurable photonics

Publication forum classification

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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