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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23914–23919

All-metal self-supported THz metamaterial – the meta-foil

H.O. Moser, L.K. Jian, H.S. Chen, M. Bahou, S.M.P. Kalaiselvi, S. Virasawmy, S.M. Maniam, X.X. Cheng, S.P. Heussler, Shahrain bin Mahmood, and B.-I. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23914-23919 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.023914


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Abstract

Modern metamaterials face functional constraints as they are commonly embedded in or deposited on dielectric materials. We provide a new solution by microfabricating a completely free-standing all-metal self-supported metamaterial. Using upright S-string architecture with the distinctive feature of metallic transverse interconnects, we form a locally stiff, globally flexible space-grid. Infrared Fourier transform interferometry reveals the typical double-peak structure of a magnetically excited left-handed and an electrically excited right-handed pass-band that is maintained under strong bending and heating, and is sensitive to dielectrics. Exploiting UV/X-ray lithography and ultimately plastic moulding, meta-foils can be mass manufactured cost-effectively to serve as optical elements.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(170.6795) Medical optics and biotechnology : Terahertz imaging
(240.3990) Optics at surfaces : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2009
Published: December 15, 2009

Citation
H. O. Moser, L. K. Jian, H. S. Chen, M. Bahou, S. M. P. Kalaiselvi, S. Virasawmy, S. M. Maniam, X. X. Cheng, S. P. Heussler, Shahrain bin Mahmood, and B.-I. Wu, "All-metal self-supported THz metamaterial – the meta-foil," Opt. Express 17, 23914-23919 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-23914


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