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Tailoring electromagnetically induced transparency effect of terahertz metamaterials on ultrathin substrate

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Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a fascinating phenomenon in optical physics and has been employed in slow light technology. In this work, we use terahertz (THz) metamaterials to mimic EIT phenomenon and study their spectral dependence on the coupling strength between bright and dark resonators. In these metamaterials, two kinds of resonators are located on two different layers separated by a 10-µm-thick polyimide (PI) film. The whole sample is supported by a 5-µm-thick flexible PI film, so the Fabry-Perot resonance at THz can be avoided. The coupling strength is tuned by the translational offset of symmetry axes between two different kinds of resonators, resulting in the change of EIT-like spectra.

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Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Liang, L. et al. Tailoring electromagnetically induced transparency effect of terahertz metamaterials on ultrathin substrate. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 59, 042414 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-5537-5

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Keywords

  • metamaterials
  • EIT
  • flexible
  • ultrathin substrate
  • equivalent conductivity