Terahertz response of microfluidic-jetted three-dimensional flexible metamaterials

Yew Li Hor, Zsolt Szabó, Hee C. Lim, John F. Federici, Er Ping Li

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We demonstrate the fabrication and characterization of three-dimensional (3D) metamaterials in the terahertz (THz) range using the microfluidic-jetted technique. This technique has proven a convenient technique to fabricate metamaterial structures at the micrometer scale. The metamaterials are fabricated using dodecanethiol functionalized gold nanoparticles on flexible polyimide substrates. The metamaterials consist of alternate layers of single split-ring resonator and microstrip arrays that are stacked to form a 3D metamaterial medium. The fabricated metamaterials, with lattice sizes of 180,μm, are characterized using THz time-domain spectroscopy within 0.1 to 2 THz in the transmission mode. Numerical simulation is performed to calculate the effective metamaterials parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1184
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Mar 10 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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