MEMS Based Structurally Tunable Metamaterials at Terahertz Frequencies
Journal Article

Published: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Citation: Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, Volume 32, Number 5, Pages 580-595
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Authors (6 total): H. Tao, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, R. Averitt


We present the design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of structurally
tunable metamaterials showing a marked tunability of the electric and magnetic responses at
terahertz frequencies. Our results demonstrate that structurally tunable metamaterials offer
significant potential to realize novel electromagnetic functionality ranging from dynamical
filtering to reconfigurable cloaks or detectors. Furthermore, this approach is not limited to
terahertz frequencies and may be readily used over much of the electromagnetic spectrum.