Dual-Functional Terahertz Waveplate Based on All-Dielectric Metamaterial
KAUST DepartmentDivision of Physical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractTerahertz technology has attracted wide attention because of its potential applications in diverse fields, such as spectroscopy, imaging, and nondestructive evaluation, but the lack of functional devices, including polarization convertors, is still a major hurdle for these applications. In previous studies on metamaterial-based polarization convertors, only one single polarization conversion is generally achieved. This paper presents a transmissive dual-functional terahertz waveplate based on an all-dielectric metamaterial composed of periodic subwavelength pillars made of pure silicon that can achieve two different polarization conversions (i.e., a combination of quarter- A nd half-waveplates) at the same operation frequency and for x- A nd y-polarized incidences, respectively. Theoretical and numerical analyses are provided to illustrate the design principle. A sample is fabricated and characterized, and the experimental results show that the two polarization conversions are obtained at 1.01 THz, which is in good agreement with the corresponding simulations. Such a dual-functional terahertz waveplate will find applications in terahertz systems and the design strategy can be extended to other frequency ranges as well.
CitationZi, J., Li, Y., Feng, X., Xu, Q., Liu, H., Zhang, X.-X., … Zhang, W. (2020). Dual-Functional Terahertz Waveplate Based on All-Dielectric Metamaterial. Physical Review Applied, 13(3). doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.13.034042
SponsorsThis work is financially supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFA0701004), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants No. 61875150, No. 61935015, No. 61605143, No. 61735012, No. 61722509, and No. 61871212), the Tianjin Municipal Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No. 18JCJQJC45600), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) (Grant No. OSR2016-CRG5-2950).
PublisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)
JournalPhysical Review Applied