Laboratoire IEMN – UMR 8520
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Postdoctoral researcher
Starting date : 01/03/2016


Oleksandr STEPANENKO is working on the TENOR project (Competitive TErahertz and mid-infrared NOnReciprocal components). The main objective of the project is the realization of a compact isolating device for THz and mid-IR frequencies.

In order to achieve this, we have designed MO plasmonic mirrors using small-gap, high mobility semiconductors, InAs and InSb, which can have simultaneously plasma frequencies and cyclotron frequencies in the mid-IR, and a high gyrotropy due to the low effective mass of their charge carriers. A proper design of the MO plasmonic mirror allows achieving an isolation >20 dB at room temperature. Currently, we are working at an experimental demonstration of this isolating device.

Related publications

Stepanenko, O., Horak, T., Chochol, J., Postava, K., Lampin, J.-F., Vanwolleghem, M. “Compact mid-IR isolator using nonreciprocal magnetoplasmonic InSb mirror”. International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, 2016-November, art. no. 7758556.