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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2010
  • pp: 1179–1184

Terahertz response of microfluidic-jetted three-dimensional flexible metamaterials

Yew Li Hor, Zsolt Szabó, Hee C. Lim, John F. Federici, and Er Ping Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 8, pp. 1179-1184 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.001179


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Abstract

We demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of three-dimensional (3D) metamaterials in the terahertz (THz) range using the microfluidic-jetted technique. This technique has proven a convenient technique to fabricate metamaterial structures at the micrometer scale. The metamaterials are fabricated using dodecanethiol functionalized gold nanoparticles on flexible polyimide substrates. The metamaterials consist of alternate layers of single split-ring resonator and microstrip arrays that are stacked to form a 3D metamaterial medium. The fabricated metamaterials, with lattice sizes of 180 μm , are characterized using THz time-domain spectroscopy within 0.1 to 2 THz in the transmission mode. Numerical simulation is performed to calculate the effective metamaterials parameter.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2010
Published: March 1, 2010

Citation
Yew Li Hor, Zsolt Szabó, Hee C. Lim, John F. Federici, and Er Ping Li, "Terahertz response of microfluidic-jetted three-dimensional flexible metamaterials," Appl. Opt. 49, 1179-1184 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-8-1179


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