Fast tunable terahertz absorber based on a MEMS-driven metamaterial

Mingkai Liu, Mohamad Susli, Dilusha Silva, Gino Putrino, Hemendra Kala, Shuting Fan, Michael Cole, Lorenzo Faraone, Vincent P. Wallace, Willie J. Padilla, David A. Powell, Mariusz Martyniuk, Ilya V. Shadrivov

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Abstract

We present an experimental study of ultra-Thin tunable THz absorbers based on MEMSdriven metamaterials. Using the high mechanical sensitivity of thin subwavelength metamaterial absorbers, we proposed a paradigm to combine meta-Atoms and suspended flat membranes to simultaneously maximize the near-field coupling and avoid resonance broadening. We employed a MEMS technology and successfully fabricated THz absorbers based on integration of meta-Atoms and MEMS, demonstrating giant tuning of resonant absorption. The devices presented in this paper are among the best-performing tunable THz absorbers achieved to date, particularly in device thickness and tunability characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017
Event2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017

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Conference2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period14/05/1719/05/17

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Metamaterials
microelectromechanical systems
MEMS
absorbers
Atoms
Tuning
Membranes
atoms
near fields
tuning
membranes
sensitivity

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Liu, M., Susli, M., Silva, D., Putrino, G., Kala, H., Fan, S., ... Shadrivov, I. V. (2017). Fast tunable terahertz absorber based on a MEMS-driven metamaterial. In 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 1-2). United States: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2017.FM1G.5
Liu, Mingkai ; Susli, Mohamad ; Silva, Dilusha ; Putrino, Gino ; Kala, Hemendra ; Fan, Shuting ; Cole, Michael ; Faraone, Lorenzo ; Wallace, Vincent P. ; Padilla, Willie J. ; Powell, David A. ; Martyniuk, Mariusz ; Shadrivov, Ilya V. / Fast tunable terahertz absorber based on a MEMS-driven metamaterial. 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings. Vol. 2017-January United States : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017. pp. 1-2
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Fast tunable terahertz absorber based on a MEMS-driven metamaterial. / Liu, Mingkai; Susli, Mohamad; Silva, Dilusha; Putrino, Gino; Kala, Hemendra; Fan, Shuting; Cole, Michael; Faraone, Lorenzo; Wallace, Vincent P.; Padilla, Willie J.; Powell, David A.; Martyniuk, Mariusz; Shadrivov, Ilya V.

2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings. Vol. 2017-January United States : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017. p. 1-2.

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Liu M, Susli M, Silva D, Putrino G, Kala H, Fan S et al. Fast tunable terahertz absorber based on a MEMS-driven metamaterial. In 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings. Vol. 2017-January. United States: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2017. p. 1-2 https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2017.FM1G.5