Switchable supercavity modes in metasurfaces based on phase change materials

Novel materials

The paper considers a switchable high-index metasurface made of Ge2Sb2Te5 compound. Varying the lattice spacing between the scatterers, we examined the fundamental dipole-type mode defining the metamaterial properties. At a certain lattice spacing, the structure has the reliable resonance in spectrum for the case of crystalline phase of Ge2Sb2Te5, while the resonance in the case of amorphous phase degrades completely.