Ming Li Wan
In this paper, we demonstrate that an electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like behavior is induced by the coupling of two magnetic resonances in a planar terahertz (THz) metamaterial structure, which consists of a U-shaped split ring (USR) as one bright resonator and a cut wire pair (CWP) as one dark resonator. It is found that the EIT-like spectral response is insensitive to the lateral distance between the two magnetic resonators, whereas an on-to-off modulation of the amplitude of the transparency window can be achieved by moving the USR vertically along the CWP. The underlying physical mechanism is mainly attributed to magneto-inductive excitation of the CWP. This investigation may provide an insight of the role of magnetic coupling in achieving EIT-like effect, inspiring interest in the developments of magnetically tunable transparency metamaterial for a wide range of optical devices with switching and modulation capabilities.