Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abstract-Resonance coupling and polarization conversion in terahertz metasurfaces with twisted split-ring resonator pairs

Chenyu Li, Chun-Chieh Chang, Qingli Zhou, Cunlin Zhang, and Hou-Tong Chen

We investigate edge-coupling of twisted split-ring resonator (SRR) pairs in the terahertz (THz) frequency range. Using a simple coupled-resonator model we show that such a system exhibits resonance splitting and cross-polarization conversion. Numerical simulations and experimental measurements agree well with theoretical calculations, verifying the resonance splitting as a function of the coupling strength given by the SRR separation. We further show that a metal ground plane can be integrated to significantly enhance the resonance coupling, which enables the effective control of resonance splitting and the efficiency and bandwidth of the cross-polarization conversion. Our findings improve the fundamental understanding of metamaterials with a view of accomplishing metamaterial functionalities with enhanced performance, which is of great interest in realizing THz functional devices required in a variety of applications.
© 2017 Optical Society of America

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