Reconfigurable terahertz metamaterials.


Journal Article

We demonstrate reconfigurable anisotropic metamaterials at terahertz frequencies where artificial "atoms" reorient within unit cells in response to an external stimulus. This is accomplished by fabricating planar arrays of split ring resonators on bimaterial cantilevers designed to bend out of plane in response to a thermal stimulus. We observe a marked tunability of the electric and magnetic response as the split ring resonators reorient within their unit cells. Our results demonstrate that adaptive metamaterials offer significant potential to realize novel electromagnetic functionality ranging from thermal detection to reconfigurable cloaks or absorbers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tao, H; Strikwerda, AC; Fan, K; Padilla, WJ; Zhang, X; Averitt, RD

Published Date

  • October 2, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 103 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 147401 -

PubMed ID

  • 19905602

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19905602

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.103.147401


  • eng