Non-metallic magnetostatically tunable metasurface absorber for terahertz waves

Mark Clemente-Arenas, Ruth E. Rubio-Noriega, Julio V. Urbina, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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A non-metallic metasurface absorber containing VO2, InSb, and Teflon has been designed, simulated, and investigated for normally incident plane waves in the terahertz spectral regime. When the temperature exceeds 72°C, a backing layer of VO2 in its rutile phase instead of a conventional metal virtually eliminates transmission. Peak absorptance as high as 0.998, quality factor on the order of 200, and magnetostatic tunability of about 16 GHz T-1 are achievable. Such metasurfaces can be made using standard microfabrication techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-697
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2024
Externally publishedYes

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