Midinfrared Surface Plasmons in Carbon Nanotube Plasmonic Metasurface

Boris I. Afinogenov, Daria S. Kopylova, Ksenia A. Abrashitova, Vladimir O. Bessonov, Anton S. Anisimov, Sergey A. Dyakov, Nikolay A. Gippius, Yuri G. Gladush, Andrey A. Fedyanin, Albert G. Nasibulin

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We report an experimental observation of the midinfrared surface plasmon excited in a carbon nanotube plasmonic metasurface. The absorption of a 400-nm-thick single-walled carbon nanotube film perforated with laser-drilled subwavelength holes arranged in a 2D lattice is resonantly enhanced by 75% as compared with the unstructured film. The enhancement of absorption has a resonant behavior associated with the excitation of the surface plasmon and occurs at the wavelengths around 15 μm for the lattice period of 10 μm. The spectral position and the magnitude of the resonance are controlled entirely by the structure geometry and can be tuned in a broad range. We demonstrate that periodic patterning can be applied to tailor the bolometric performance of carbon nanotube thin films. Namely, the voltage response of the metasurface is enhanced by 100% at the wavelength of the plasmon resonance as compared with the unstructured film. We discuss mechanisms of the enhancement and compare experimental results with the finite-difference time-domain and scattering-matrix method simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024027
Pages (from-to)1-9
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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