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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18565–18575

Planar wallpaper group metamaterials for novel terahertz applications

Christopher M. Bingham, Hu Tao, Xianliang Liu, Richard D. Averitt, Xin Zhang, and Willie J. Padilla  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18565-18575 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018565


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Abstract

We present novel metamaterial structures based upon various planar wallpaper groups, in both hexagonal and square unit cells. An investigation of metamaterials consisting of one, two, and three unique sub-lattices with resonant frequencies in the terahertz (THz) was performed. We describe the theory, perform simulations, and conduct experiments to characterize these multiple element metamaterials. A method for using these new structures as a means for bio/chemical hazard detection, as well as electromagnetic signature control is proposed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2008
Published: October 27, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Christopher M. Bingham, Hu Tao, Xianliang Liu, Richard D. Averitt, Xin Zhang, and Willie J. Padilla, "Planar wallpaper group metamaterials for novel terahertz applications," Opt. Express 16, 18565-18575 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18565


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