Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down?

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

327 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We report on theoretical analysis and experimental validation of the applicability of the effective medium approximation to deeply subwavelength (period ⩽λ/30) all-dielectric multilayer structures. Following the theoretical prediction of the anomalous breakdown of the effective medium approximation [H. H. Sheinfux et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 243901 (2014)] we thoroughly elaborate on regimes, when an actual multilayer stack exhibits significantly different properties compared to its homogenized model. Our findings are fully confirmed in the first direct experimental demonstration of the breakdown effect. Multilayer stacks are composed of alternating alumina and titania layers fabricated using atomic layer deposition. For light incident on such multilayers at angles near the total internal reflection, we observe pronounced differences in the reflectance spectra (up to 0.5) for structures with different layers ordering and different but still deeply subwavelength thicknesses. Such big reflectance difference values resulted from the special geometrical configuration with an additional resonator layer underneath the multilayers employed for the enhancement of the effect. Our results are important for the development of new homogenization approaches for metamaterials, high-precision multilayer ellipsometry methods and in a broad range of sensing applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Number of pages8
Volume9883
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventMetamaterials X: SPIE Conference 9883 - SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 Apr 20167 Apr 2016

Conference

ConferenceMetamaterials X
LocationSQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period04/04/201607/04/2016

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2016 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

Keywords

  • Effective Medium Approximation
  • Metamaterial
  • Subwavelength multilayers
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Homogenization

Cite this

Lavrinenko, Andrei ; Zhukovsky, Sergei ; Andryieuski, Andrei ; Takayama, Osamu ; Shkondin, Evgeniy ; Malureanu, Radu ; Jensen, Flemming. / Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down?. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 9883 SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2016.
@inproceedings{bb16c1d9c5ce4548abfdfb9ecaada4f4,
title = "Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down?",
abstract = "We report on theoretical analysis and experimental validation of the applicability of the effective medium approximation to deeply subwavelength (period ⩽λ/30) all-dielectric multilayer structures. Following the theoretical prediction of the anomalous breakdown of the effective medium approximation [H. H. Sheinfux et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 243901 (2014)] we thoroughly elaborate on regimes, when an actual multilayer stack exhibits significantly different properties compared to its homogenized model. Our findings are fully confirmed in the first direct experimental demonstration of the breakdown effect. Multilayer stacks are composed of alternating alumina and titania layers fabricated using atomic layer deposition. For light incident on such multilayers at angles near the total internal reflection, we observe pronounced differences in the reflectance spectra (up to 0.5) for structures with different layers ordering and different but still deeply subwavelength thicknesses. Such big reflectance difference values resulted from the special geometrical configuration with an additional resonator layer underneath the multilayers employed for the enhancement of the effect. Our results are important for the development of new homogenization approaches for metamaterials, high-precision multilayer ellipsometry methods and in a broad range of sensing applications.",
keywords = "Effective Medium Approximation, Metamaterial, Subwavelength multilayers, Atomic layer deposition, Homogenization",
author = "Andrei Lavrinenko and Sergei Zhukovsky and Andrei Andryieuski and Osamu Takayama and Evgeniy Shkondin and Radu Malureanu and Flemming Jensen",
note = "Copyright 2016 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1117/12.2229220",
language = "English",
volume = "9883",
booktitle = "Proceedings of SPIE",
publisher = "SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering",

}

Lavrinenko, A, Zhukovsky, S, Andryieuski, A, Takayama, O, Shkondin, E, Malureanu, R & Jensen, F 2016, Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down? in Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 9883, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, Metamaterials X, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/2016. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229220

Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down? / Lavrinenko, Andrei; Zhukovsky, Sergei; Andryieuski, Andrei; Takayama, Osamu; Shkondin, Evgeniy; Malureanu, Radu; Jensen, Flemming.

Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 9883 SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down?

AU - Lavrinenko, Andrei

AU - Zhukovsky, Sergei

AU - Andryieuski, Andrei

AU - Takayama, Osamu

AU - Shkondin, Evgeniy

AU - Malureanu, Radu

AU - Jensen, Flemming

N1 - Copyright 2016 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - We report on theoretical analysis and experimental validation of the applicability of the effective medium approximation to deeply subwavelength (period ⩽λ/30) all-dielectric multilayer structures. Following the theoretical prediction of the anomalous breakdown of the effective medium approximation [H. H. Sheinfux et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 243901 (2014)] we thoroughly elaborate on regimes, when an actual multilayer stack exhibits significantly different properties compared to its homogenized model. Our findings are fully confirmed in the first direct experimental demonstration of the breakdown effect. Multilayer stacks are composed of alternating alumina and titania layers fabricated using atomic layer deposition. For light incident on such multilayers at angles near the total internal reflection, we observe pronounced differences in the reflectance spectra (up to 0.5) for structures with different layers ordering and different but still deeply subwavelength thicknesses. Such big reflectance difference values resulted from the special geometrical configuration with an additional resonator layer underneath the multilayers employed for the enhancement of the effect. Our results are important for the development of new homogenization approaches for metamaterials, high-precision multilayer ellipsometry methods and in a broad range of sensing applications.

AB - We report on theoretical analysis and experimental validation of the applicability of the effective medium approximation to deeply subwavelength (period ⩽λ/30) all-dielectric multilayer structures. Following the theoretical prediction of the anomalous breakdown of the effective medium approximation [H. H. Sheinfux et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 243901 (2014)] we thoroughly elaborate on regimes, when an actual multilayer stack exhibits significantly different properties compared to its homogenized model. Our findings are fully confirmed in the first direct experimental demonstration of the breakdown effect. Multilayer stacks are composed of alternating alumina and titania layers fabricated using atomic layer deposition. For light incident on such multilayers at angles near the total internal reflection, we observe pronounced differences in the reflectance spectra (up to 0.5) for structures with different layers ordering and different but still deeply subwavelength thicknesses. Such big reflectance difference values resulted from the special geometrical configuration with an additional resonator layer underneath the multilayers employed for the enhancement of the effect. Our results are important for the development of new homogenization approaches for metamaterials, high-precision multilayer ellipsometry methods and in a broad range of sensing applications.

KW - Effective Medium Approximation

KW - Metamaterial

KW - Subwavelength multilayers

KW - Atomic layer deposition

KW - Homogenization

U2 - 10.1117/12.2229220

DO - 10.1117/12.2229220

M3 - Article in proceedings

VL - 9883

BT - Proceedings of SPIE

PB - SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering

ER -

Lavrinenko A, Zhukovsky S, Andryieuski A, Takayama O, Shkondin E, Malureanu R et al. Effective medium approximation for deeply subwavelength all-dielectric multilayers: when does it break down? In Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 9883. SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. 2016 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229220