A lumped-element circuit model is shown to accurately describe the behavior of terahertz metafilms, or planar metamaterials. The model provides insight into the proper applications of effective medium approximations in determining metafilm constitutive parameters.
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J. F. O'Hara, E. Smirnova, A. K. Azad, H. Chen, and A. J. Taylor, "A Circuit Model for Terahertz Metafilms and Effective Medium Implications," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuD2.
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