Friday, July 28, 2017
Abstract-Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue: Terahertz Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals
Ibraheem Al-Naib, Withawat Withayachumnankul,
The dawn of this century saw an emerging field of engineered materials called metamaterials. The concept promises a great degree of freedom for wave manipulation with these artificial materials across the electromagnetic spectrum. In the last decade, there has been a rapid progress in this field towards many applications. Underlying those applications are metamaterial-based components such as filters, absorbers, antenna structures, sensors, and high-frequency modulators. For terahertz (THz) science and technology, these metamaterials have been at the core, as various functionalities cannot be derived from natural materials with relatively weak electromagnetic responses. Motivated by this rapid development, this special issue features some latest progresses in terahertz metamaterials and photonic crystals. It consists of ten invited articles, the content of which is briefly outlined below. These contributions represent some of the ongoing research in this area.
The guest editors would like to thank all contributors and reviewers for their valuable contributions. We hope that the readers will find this special issue useful for their research.