Terahertz metamaterials on free-standing highly-flexible polyimide substrates
Journal Article

Published: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Citation: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Volume 41, Number 232004, Pages 5
AIP Permalink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/41/23/232004

Authors (7 total): H. Tao, A. C. Strikwerda, K. Fan, C. M. Bingham, W. J. Padilla, X. Zhang, R. Averitt

Abstract: We have fabricated resonant terahertz metamaterials on free-standing polyimide substrates. The low-loss polyimide substrates can be as thin as 5.5 ┬Ám yielding robust large-area metamaterials which are easily wrapped into cylinders with a radius of a few millimeters. Our results provide a path forward for creating multi-layer non-planar metamaterials at terahertz frequencies.