UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Topological valley plasmon transport in bilayer graphene metasurfaces for sensing applications

Wang, Y; Wei You, J; Lan, Z; Panoiu, NC; (2020) Topological valley plasmon transport in bilayer graphene metasurfaces for sensing applications. Optical Letters , 45 (11) pp. 3151-3154. 10.1364/OL.393302. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
ValleyS.pdf - Accepted version

Download (3MB) | Preview

Abstract

Topologically protected plasmonic modes located inside topological bandgaps are attracting increasing attention, chiefly due to their robustness against disorder-induced backscattering. Here, we introduce a bilayer graphene metasurface that possesses plasmonic topological valley interface modes when the mirror symmetry of the metasurface is broken by horizontally shifting the lattice of holes of the top layer of the two freestanding graphene layers in opposite directions. In this configuration, light propagation along the domain-wall interface of the bilayer graphene metasurface shows unidirectional features. Moreover, we have designed a molecular sensor based on the topological properties of this metasurface using the fact that the Fermi energy of graphene varies upon chemical doping. This effect induces strong variation of the transmission of the topological guided modes, which can be employed as the underlying working principle of gas sensing devices. Our work opens up new ways of developing robust integrated plasmonic devices for molecular sensing.

Type: Article
Title: Topological valley plasmon transport in bilayer graphene metasurfaces for sensing applications
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1364/OL.393302
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.393302
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10100606
Downloads since deposit
43Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item