Dual-band planar electric metamaterial in the terahertz regime

Yu Yuan, Christopher Bingham, Talmage Tyler, Sabarni Palit, Thomas H. Hand, Willie J. Padilla, David R. Smith, Nan Marie Jokerst, Steven A. Cummer
2008 Optics Express  
We present the design, fabrication, and measurement of a dual-band planar metamaterial with two distinct electric resonances at 1.0 and 1.2 THz, as a step towards the development of frequency agile or broadband THz materials and devices. A method of defining the effective thickness of the metamaterial layer is introduced to simplify the material design and characterization. Good agreement between the simulated and measured transmission is obtained for the fabricated sample by treating the
more » ... as multi-layer system, i. e. the effective metamaterial layer plus the rest of the substrate, as well as properly modeling the loss of the substrate. The methods introduced in this paper can be extended to planar metamaterial structures operating in infrared and optical frequency ranges.
doi:10.1364/oe.16.009746 pmid:18575543 fatcat:b5xao5ffnrexzks6543sqsb76m