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Title: Visible and near-infrared dual band switchable metasurface edge imaging

Optical edge detection at the visible and near infrared (VNIR) wavelengths is deployed widely in many areas. Here we demonstrate numerically transmissive VNIR dual band edge imaging with a switchable metasurface. Tunability is enabled by using a low-loss and reversible phase-change material Sb2S3. The metasurface acts simultaneously as a high-pass spatial filter and a tunable spectral filter, giving the system the freedom to switch between two functions. In Function 1 with amorphous Sb2S3, this metasurface operates in the edge detection mode near 575 nm and blocks near infrared (NIR) transmission. In Function 2 with crystalline Sb2S3, the device images edges near 825 nm and blocks visible light images. The switchable Sb2S3metasurfaces allow low cross talk edge imaging of a target without complicated optomechanics.

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Optical Society of America
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Optics Letters
0146-9592; OPLEDP
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Article No. 4040
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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