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Miniaturization of metamaterial electrical resonators at the terahertz spectrum
Author(s): Theodosios D. Karamanos; Nikolaos V. Kantartzis
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Paper Abstract

An efficient methodology for the modification of electrical resonators in order to be readily applicable at the terahertz regime is developed in this paper. To this aim, the proposed miniaturization technique starts from the conventional resonator which, without any change, exhibits the lowest possible electrical resonance for minimum dimensions. Subsequently, a set of interdigital capacitors is embedded in the original structure to increase capaci- tance, while their impact on the main resonance is investigated through computational simulations. Furthermore, to augment the inductance of the initial resonator, and, hence reduce the resonance frequency, the concept of spiral inductor elements is introduced. Again, results for the featured configuration with the additional elements are numerically obtained and all effects due to their presence are carefully examined. Finally, the new alterations are combined together and their in influence on the resonance position and quality is thoroughly studied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9125, Metamaterials IX, 912511 (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052598
Show Author Affiliations
Theodosios D. Karamanos, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9125:
Metamaterials IX
Allan D. Boardman; Nigel P. Johnson; Kevin F. MacDonald; Ekmel Özbay, Editor(s)

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