Terahertz and Infrared Metamaterial Devices, 3nd Edition

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 77

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Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: metamaterials and metasurfaces; terahertz devices; microelectromechanical system; microsystems
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School of Instrument Science and Opto-Electronics Engineering, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, Beijing 100192, China
Interests: metamaterials and metasurfaces; microelectromechanical systems; terahertz devices; chemical and biological sensors
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Dear Colleagues,

Metamaterial and their 2D counterparts (i.e., metasurfaces) consist of subwavelength metallic or dielectric unit cells that enable the on-demand tailoring of effective medium properties in the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum. With the design of metamaterials, the interactions of light and matter are engineered to achieve various functions, including, but not limited to, anomalous refraction, perfect absorption, super-lensing, arbitrary polarization and angular orbital momentum control, and self-adaptive responses. Emerging metamaterials foster the development of optical components and devices from radiofrequencies to visible wavelengths, especially in the terahertz and infrared regimes. Terahertz and infrared metamaterials give rise to functional devices such as detectors, imagers, ultrathin flat lenses, and polarizers, among others. More intriguingly, metamaterials can be dynamically tuned to achieve reprogramming and reconfigurable devices, including spatial light modulators, beam manipulation, and phase modulation, to name a few. Terahertz and infrared devices have great potential in applications of next-generation communication, LiDARs, chemical as well as biological sensing, and advanced optical systems. Novel metamaterial components and devices are being developed to address the challenges in industry, agriculture, bio-medicine, and space exploration. Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to compose a gallery of research papers, communications, and review articles that focus on (1) the novel designs, fabrication, and characterization techniques of terahertz and infrared metamaterials based on various physical principles, in addition to (2) new developments in terahertz and infrared devices enabled by metamaterials for various applications.

Dr. Xiaoguang Zhao
Prof. Dr. Rui You
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  • design of terahertz and infrared metamaterials
  • micro/nanofabrication techniques for metamaterials
  • terahertz and infrared metamaterial components
  • terahertz detectors and imagers
  • infrared detectors and focal plane arrays
  • terahertz and infrared biological/chemical sensing
  • terahertz and infrared beamforming
  • communication based on metamaterials
  • application of terahertz and infrared metamaterials

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