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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7580–7589

Ultra-broad and sharp-transition bandpass terahertz filters by hybridizing multiple resonances mode in monolithic metamaterials

Ting-Tso Yeh, Simone Genovesi, Agostino Monorchio, Enrico Prati, Filippo Costa, Tsung-Yu Huang, and Ta-Jen Yen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7580-7589 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.007580


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Abstract

We present three monolithic metamaterial-based THz bandpass filters, the skewed circular slot rings, meandered slots and Jerusalem cross slots, to fit in the THz gap. These THz bandpass filters are comprised of a metal-dielectric-metal (MDM) structure that supports multiple resonances of electric dipole, magnetic dipole, and standing-wave-like modes. By exciting and further hybridizing these individual resonance modes, we demonstrate excellent performance of broad bandwidth and sharp band-edge transition beyond conventional bandpass filters. By further employing our ad hoc Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Periodic Method of Moments (PMM) to optimize our designs, we achieve an ultra-broad 3dB fractional bandwidth and sharp band-edge transition up to 82.2% and 58.3 dB/octave, respectively, benefiting the practical applications such as material recognition in security systems, imaging, and absorbers.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2012
Published: March 19, 2012

Citation
Ting-Tso Yeh, Simone Genovesi, Agostino Monorchio, Enrico Prati, Filippo Costa, Tsung-Yu Huang, and Ta-Jen Yen, "Ultra-broad and sharp-transition bandpass terahertz filters by hybridizing multiple resonances mode in monolithic metamaterials," Opt. Express 20, 7580-7589 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-7580


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