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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Editor: Zhizhan Xu
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 110015–

Compact multiband left-handed metamaterial at terahertz frequencies

Qiujiao Du, Jinsong Liu, and Hongwu Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 11, pp. 110015- (2011)

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We design and analyze a novel multiband left-handed metamaterial based on a fishnet-like structure at terahertz (THz) frequencies. The metamaterial exhibits simultaneous negative refractions around the frequencies of 0.48, 1.05, and 1.19 THz for the electromagnetic (EM) wave normal incidence, and around the frequencies of 0.20, 0.79, and 1.13 THz for parallel incidence. The simulated results verify the left-handed properties. A particularly important observation is the capability of the proposed metamaterial with a single geometrical structure to display multifrequency operations in a unit cell. The compact metamaterial is a major step toward the miniaturization of THz materials and devices suitable for multifrequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Metamaterials, plasmon polaritons, and waveguides in terahertz region

Qiujiao Du, Jinsong Liu, and Hongwu Yang, "Compact multiband left-handed metamaterial at terahertz frequencies," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 110015- (2011)

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