Recent Progress in Terahertz Metasurfaces

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Abstract

In the past decade, the concept of metasurfaces has gradually dominated the field of metamaterials owing to their fascinating optical properties and simple planar geometries. At terahertz frequencies, the concept has been driven further by the availability of advanced micro-fabrication technologies that deliver sub-micron accuracy, well below the terahertz wavelengths. Furthermore, terahertz spectrometers with high dynamic range and amplitude and phase sensitivity provide valuable information for the study of metasurfaces in general. In this paper, we review recent progress in terahertz metasurfaces mainly in the last 5 years. The first part covers nonuniform metasurfaces that perform beamforming in reflection and transmission. In addition, we briefly overview four different methodologies that can be utilized in realizing high-quality-factor metasurfaces. We also describe two recent approaches to tuning the frequency response of terahertz metasurfaces using graphene as an active medium. Finally, we provide a brief summary and outlook for future developments in this rapidly progressing field.

Keywords

Metasurfaces Beamforming Fano resonance Electrically induced transparency Graphene Tunability 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomedical Engineering Department, College of EngineeringUniversity of DammamDammamKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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