Abstract

By integrating a graphene layer with asymmetric split-ring metamaterial (MM) metal resonators, we investigated tunable propagation properties in the terahertz regime, including the effects of graphene Fermi levels, structural parameters, and operation frequencies. The results reveal that a sharp inductor-capacitor (LC) resonance can be observed at low frequency for the asymmetric MM structure, and its Q factor can reach more than 17.5. With the help of a graphene layer, the optical response is modulated efficiently. For instance, if the Fermi level changes in the range of 0.01–0.3 eV, for the semiconductor MM structure, the modulation depths (MDs) of amplitude and frequency are 27.0% and 43.4%, respectively. In addition, the resonant curves of indium antimonide (InSb) MMs can be modulated by changing the temperature; the amplitude MD is 56.2% as the temperature changes in the range of 350–800 K. The Q factor of the InSb MM structure is about 44.6. The results are helpful for designing novel graphene-based tunable terahertz devices, e.g., filters and modulators.

© 2018 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Investigation of graphene assisted tunable terahertz metamaterials absorber

Xiaoyong He, Xu Zhong, Fangting Lin, and Wangzhou Shi
Opt. Mater. Express 6(2) 331-342 (2016)

Graphene-supported tunable waveguide structure in the terahertz regime

Xiaoyong He and Sangin Kim
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30(9) 2461-2468 (2013)

Graphene based tunable metamaterial absorber and polarization modulation in terahertz frequency

Yin Zhang, Yijun Feng, Bo Zhu, Junming Zhao, and Tian Jiang
Opt. Express 22(19) 22743-22752 (2014)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription