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Bioinspired multicontrollable metasurfaces and metamaterials for terahertz applications
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Douglas E. Wolfe; Mark W. Horn; John Mazurowski; Arnold Burger; Partha P. Banerjee
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Paper Abstract

Inspired by biological multicontrollability, we have devised the concept of multicontrollable metasurfaces. Comprising electrically small elements called MetaAtoms, a metasurface could be either homogeneous or graded on the wavelength scale for operation in the terahertz regime. The MetaAtoms would comprise diverse pixels each of which is made of magnetically controlled, thermally controlled, electrically controlled, or optically controlled material. Stacks of parallel multicontrollable metasurfaces would function as multicontrollable metamaterials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10162, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017, 101620V (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2258683
Show Author Affiliations
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Douglas E. Wolfe, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Mark W. Horn, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
John Mazurowski, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Arnold Burger, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Partha P. Banerjee, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10162:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2017
Mato Knez; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Editor(s)

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