Ultrahigh-quality factor resonant dielectric metasurfaces based on hollow nanocuboids Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2019

start page

  • 6320

end page

  • 6330


  • 5


  • 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087


  • In this work, a dielectric metasurface consisting of hollow dielectric nanocuboids, with ultrahigh quality factor, is theoretically proposed and demonstrated. The variation of the hole size of the cuboid allows for the tuning of the resonant anapole mode in the nanoparticles. The metasurface is designed to operate in two complementary modes, namely electromagnetically induced transparency and narrowband selective reflection. Thanks to the non-radiative nature of the anapole resonances, the minimal absorption losses of the dielectric materials, and the near-field coupling among the metasurface nanoparticles, a very high quality factor of Q = 2.5 x 10(6) is achieved. The resonators are characterized by a simple bulk geometry and the subwavelength dimensions of the metasurface permit operation in the non-diffractive regime. The high quality factors and strong energy confinement of the proposed devices open new avenues of research on light-matter interactions, which may find direct applications, e.g., in non-linear devices, biological sensors, laser cavities, and optical communications. (C) 2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement


  • Electronics


  • electromagnetically induced transparency; photonic crystal nanocavity; anapole modes; band absorption; analog; enhancement; excitations; matter