The fascinating split-ring-resonators: progress in design, fabrication and applications of terahertz metamaterials

Mei Zhu*
School of Physics & Electronic Engineering, Taishan University, 525 Dongyue Road, Tai’an City, Shandong Province, China
Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01019
Published Online: 10 October 2017 (Abstract)
DOI:10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01019
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Citation Information: Mei Zhu, The fascinating split-ring-resonators: progress in design, fabrication and applications of terahertz metamaterials. Nano-Micro Conference, 2017, 1, 01019 doi: 10.11605/cp.nmc2017.01019

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Received: 01 June 2017, Accepted: 15 June 2017, Published Online: 10 October 2017

Abstract

Metamaterials with many unique optical properties are made of periodically arranged sub-wavelength metallic structures that are able to couple to external electromagnetic (EM) waves. One of such structures is the commonly used split-ring-resonators (SRR). In this talk, I will discuss and demonstrate some new progress we made on SRR-based terahertz metamaterials. By looking into the coupling between SRRs and the effect of incident polarization, we proposed a way to continuously modulate their resonances, changing the transmission intensity at resonant frequency from 20% to 80% [1]. We also designed a SRR-based polarization-insensitive broadband filter in THz range and discovered its effect in eliminating asymmetric characteristics in device structure [2]. A stop band with bandwidth of as large as 1.40 THz was achieved. To improve the fabrication process, a facile metal transfer method was employed to create SRR patterns on PDMS surface, planar and otherwise, as well as PDMS-coated surfaces, such as paper, fabric and leaf [3]. Lastly, a design of 3D THz metamaterial device was proposed to be used in biomedical field for cancer cell studies, exploiting its structural similarities with the single-cell-capturing microfluidic devices.

References

[1] Mei Zhu; Yu-Sheng Lin; Chengkuo Lee, Coupling effect combined with incident polarization to modulate double split-ring-resonator in terahertz frequency range. Journal of Applied Physics. 116, 173106 (2014). doi:10.1063/1.4901062
[2] Mei Zhu; Chengkuo Lee, A Design of Terahertz Broadband Filters and its Effect in Eliminating Asymmetric Characteristics in Device Structures. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 33, 3280-3285 (2015). doi:10.1109/JLT.2015.2432017
[3] Mei Zhu; Chengkuo Lee, Facile metal transfer method for fabricating unconventional metamaterial devices. Optical Materials Express. 5, 733-741 (2015). doi:10.1364/OME.5.000733

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[1] Mei Zhu; Yu-Sheng Lin; Chengkuo Lee, Coupling effect combined with incident polarization to modulate double split-ring-resonator in terahertz frequency range. Journal of Applied Physics. 116, 173106 (2014). doi:10.1063/1.4901062
[2] Mei Zhu; Chengkuo Lee, A Design of Terahertz Broadband Filters and its Effect in Eliminating Asymmetric Characteristics in Device Structures. Journal of Lightwave Technology. 33, 3280-3285 (2015). doi:10.1109/JLT.2015.2432017
[3] Mei Zhu; Chengkuo Lee, Facile metal transfer method for fabricating unconventional metamaterial devices. Optical Materials Express. 5, 733-741 (2015). doi:10.1364/OME.5.000733

 

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