Tunable metamaterials fabricated by fiber drawing

Simon Fleming*, Alessio Stefani, Xiaoli Tang, Alexander Argyros, Daniel Kemsley, James Cordi, Richard Lwin

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We demonstrate a practical scalable approach to the fabrication of tunable metamaterials. Designed for terahertz (THz) wavelengths, the metamaterial is comprised of polyurethane filled with an array of indium wires using the well-established fiber drawing technique. Modification of the dimensions of the metamaterial provides tunability; by compressing the metamaterial we demonstrated a 50% plasma frequency shift using THz time-domain spectroscopy. Releasing the compression allowed the metamaterial to return to its original dimensions and plasma frequency, demonstrating dynamic reversible tunability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)D81-D85
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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