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dc.contributor.authorChen, Hongsheng
dc.contributor.authorLin, Xiao
dc.contributor.authorShen, Yichen
dc.contributor.authorKaminer, Ido Efraim
dc.contributor.authorSoljacic, Marin
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T13:40:03Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T13:40:03Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.date.submitted2016-08
dc.identifier.issn2469-9926
dc.identifier.issn2469-9934
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/110297
dc.description.abstractDiscovered in the 19th century, the Brewster effect is known to occur for transverse-magnetic waves in regular optical dielectrics; however, it is believed to arise for transverse-electric (TE) waves only in systems with magnetic responses, i.e., nonunity effective relative permeability. This paper introduces a scheme to realize the TE Brewster effect in a homogeneous dielectric interface without magnetic responses, by adding ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. In particular, the effect remains even for waves approaching normal incidence, spanning from terahertz to visible frequencies. In contrast to the conventional Brewster effect, the graphene-assisted TE Brewster effect is asymmetric, and can be achieved only when the incidence is from the higher-refractive-index side. Moreover, graphene layers can tailor a total-internal-reflection dielectric interface into zero reflection, accompanied by perfect absorption. This control over TE waves enabled by ultrathin 2D materials may lead to a variety of applications, such as atomically thin absorbers, polarizers, and antireflection coating.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (W911NF-13-D-0001)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSolid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (DESC0001299)en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.94.023836en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceAmerican Physical Societyen_US
dc.titleTransverse-electric Brewster effect enabled by nonmagnetic two-dimensional materialsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationLin, Xiao; Shen, Yichen; Kaminer, Ido; Chen, Hongsheng and Soljačić, Marin. "Transverse-electric Brewster effect enabled by nonmagnetic two-dimensional materials." Physical Review A 94, 023836 (August 2016): 1-8 © 2016 American Physical Societyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorLin, Xiao
dc.contributor.mitauthorShen, Yichen
dc.contributor.mitauthorKaminer, Ido Efraim
dc.contributor.mitauthorSoljacic, Marin
dc.relation.journalPhysical Review Aen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2016-08-18T22:00:11Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderAmerican Physical Society
dspace.orderedauthorsLin, Xiao; Shen, Yichen; Kaminer, Ido; Chen, Hongsheng; Soljačić, Marinen_US
dspace.embargo.termsNen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-3756
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2691-1892
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7184-5831
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US


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