We demonstrate the modulation of the transmission of near-infrared light through a periodic array of subwavelength apertures in Ag-V O2 and Au-V O2 double-layer films using the semiconductor-to-metal phase transition in V O2. The transmitted intensity ratio increases by a factor of 8 as the V O2 goes from the semiconductor to the metal phase. We attribute this modulation to the switchable dielectric-permittivity contrast between the air-filled holes in the array and the surrounding V O2 material, a conjecture that is semiquantitatively confirmed by simulation.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)