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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2853–2859

Tunable millimeter and sub-millimeter spectral response of textile metamaterial via resonant states

Michael Ghebrebrhan, Francisco J. Aranda, David P. Ziegler, Joel B. Carlson, Jeffrey Perry, Deana M. Archambault, David A. DiGiovanni, Andrew J. Gatesman, Robert H. Giles, Weidong Zhang, Elliott R. Brown, and Brian R. Kimball  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2853-2859 (2014)

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We report on a new textile metamaterial created by adding metal wires directly into the polymer yarn. Split-ring resonator-like extended states are created. Simulations revealed that the extended states can be easily tuned via the geometry. Measurements of the transmittance spectrum as a function of the polarization angle in the low terahertz range were also performed and these peaks were ascribed to a polarization-dependent resonator model. The fabrics are viable candidates for flexible and deformable gigahertz and terahertz-enabled metamaterials.

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(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: October 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2013
Published: January 31, 2014

Michael Ghebrebrhan, Francisco J. Aranda, David P. Ziegler, Joel B. Carlson, Jeffrey Perry, Deana M. Archambault, David A. DiGiovanni, Andrew J. Gatesman, Robert H. Giles, Weidong Zhang, Elliott R. Brown, and Brian R. Kimball, "Tunable millimeter and sub-millimeter spectral response of textile metamaterial via resonant states," Opt. Express 22, 2853-2859 (2014)

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