Optically tunable metamaterial perfect absorber on highly flexible substrate


Journal Article

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Abstract We present our recent progress on a highly flexible tunable perfect absorber at terahertz frequencies. Metamaterial unit cells were patterned on thin GaAs patches, which were fashioned in an array on a 10 μm thick polyimide substrate via semiconductor transfer technique, and the backside of the substrate was coated with gold film as a ground plane. Optical-pump THz-probe reflection measurements show that the absorptivity can be tuned up to 25% at 0.78 THz and 40% at 1.75 THz through photo-excitation of free carriers in GaAs layers in presence of 800 nm pump beam. Our flexible tunable metamaterial perfect absorber has potential applications in energy harvesting, THz modulation and even camouflages coating.

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Cited Authors

  • Zhao, X; Fan, K; Zhang, J; Seren, HR; Metcalfe, GD; Wraback, M; Averitt, RD; Zhang, X

Published Date

  • April 16, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 231 /

Start / End Page

  • 74 - 80

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0924-4247

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.sna.2015.02.040

Citation Source

  • Scopus