• Advanced Photonics
  • Vol. 3, Issue 3, 036002 (2021)
Rocio Camacho-Morales1、*, Davide Rocco2, Lei Xu1、3、4, Valerio Flavio Gili5、6, Nikolay Dimitrov7, Lyubomir Stoyanov7, Zhonghua Ma1, Andrei Komar1, Mykhaylo Lysevych1, Fouad Karouta1, Alexander Dreischuh7, Hark Hoe Tan1, Giuseppe Leo5, Costantino De Angelis2, Chennupati Jagadish1, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko3, Mohsen Rahmani1、4, and Dragomir N. Neshev1
Author Affiliations
  • 1The Australian National University, Research School of Physics, ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 2University of Brescia, Department of Information Engineering, Brescia, Italy
  • 3University of New South Wales, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • 4Nottingham Trent University, School of Science and Technology, Advanced Optics and Photonics Laboratory, Department of Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 5Université Paris Diderot, Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Paris, France
  • 6Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena, Germany
  • 7Sofia University, Department of Quantum Electronics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria
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    Abstract

    Infrared imaging is a crucial technique in a multitude of applications, including night vision, autonomous vehicle navigation, optical tomography, and food quality control. Conventional infrared imaging technologies, however, require the use of materials such as narrow bandgap semiconductors, which are sensitive to thermal noise and often require cryogenic cooling. We demonstrate a compact all-optical alternative to perform infrared imaging in a metasurface composed of GaAs semiconductor nanoantennas, using a nonlinear wave-mixing process. We experimentally show the upconversion of short-wave infrared wavelengths via the coherent parametric process of sum-frequency generation. In this process, an infrared image of a target is mixed inside the metasurface with a strong pump beam, translating the image from the infrared to the visible in a nanoscale ultrathin imaging device. Our results open up new opportunities for the development of compact infrared imaging devices with applications in infrared vision and life sciences.
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    Rocio Camacho-Morales, Davide Rocco, Lei Xu, Valerio Flavio Gili, Nikolay Dimitrov, Lyubomir Stoyanov, Zhonghua Ma, Andrei Komar, Mykhaylo Lysevych, Fouad Karouta, Alexander Dreischuh, Hark Hoe Tan, Giuseppe Leo, Costantino De Angelis, Chennupati Jagadish, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko, Mohsen Rahmani, Dragomir N. Neshev. Infrared upconversion imaging in nonlinear metasurfaces[J]. Advanced Photonics, 2021, 3(3): 036002
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    Category: Research Articles
    Received: Jan. 8, 2021
    Accepted: May. 18, 2021
    Published Online: Jun. 22, 2021
    The Author Email: Camacho-Morales Rocio (rocio.camacho@anu.edu.au)