Strain Multiplexed Metasurface Holograms on a Stretchable Substrate

Nano Lett. 2017 Jun 14;17(6):3641-3645. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00807. Epub 2017 May 10.


We demonstrate reconfigurable phase-only computer-generated metasurface holograms with up to three image planes operating in the visible regime fabricated with gold nanorods on a stretchable polydimethylsiloxane substrate. Stretching the substrate enlarges the hologram image and changes the location of the image plane. Upon stretching, these devices can switch the displayed holographic image between multiple distinct images. This work opens up the possibilities for stretchable metasurface holograms as flat devices for dynamically reconfigurable optical communication and display. It also confirms that metasurfaces on stretchable substrates can serve as platform for a variety of reconfigurable optical devices.

Keywords: Metasurface; flat optics; metasurface hologram; reconfigurable metasurface; tunable metasurface.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.