Jesse Rodriguez, Stanford University

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We apply inverse design methods to produce two-dimensional plasma metamaterial devices. Backpropagated finite difference frequency domain simulations are used to design waveguides and demultiplexers operating under both transverse electric and transverse magnetic modes. Demultiplexing and waveguiding are demonstrated for devices composed of plasma elements with reasonable plasma densities ~7 GHz, allowing for future in-situ training and experimental realization of these designs. We also explore the possible applicability of PMMs to nonlinear boolean operations for use in optical computing. Functionally complete logical connectives (OR and AND) are achieved in the TM mode.

Abstract Author(s): Jesse A Rodriguez, Ahmed I Abdalla, Benjamin C Wang, Beicheng Lou, Shanhui Fan, Mark A Cappelli