Graphene-Enhanced Metamaterials for THz Applications

Andrei Andryieuski, Irina Khromova, Sergei Zhukovsky, Andrei Lavrinenko

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Terahertz (THz) radiation is gaining momentum in biology, medicine, communication, security, chemistry, and spectroscopy applications. To expand the usability of terahertz radiation the man-made metal-dielectric composite metamaterials are typically considered owing to their ability to effectively manipulate electromagnetic waves. The possibilities of light manipulation can be extended even more by involving new active materials as a structural component – such as, for example, graphene. Its prominent conductivity tunability through the electrochemical potential change allows converting a multilayer graphene/dielectric structure into an artificial medium with widely varying properties – transparent or opaque, plasmonic, low-index or high-index dielectric – in a certain THz or infra-red frequency range. This chapter presents several examples of effective THz components like absorbers, modulators, and filters based on graphene-dielectric multilayers
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamental and Applied Nano-Electromagnetics
EditorsA. Maffucci, S.A. Maksimenko
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-94-017-7476-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B - Physics and Biophysics


  • Graphene
  • Metamaterials
  • Hyperbolic dispersion
  • Absorber
  • Multilayer
  • THz applications


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