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Terahertz quantum metamaterials (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Richard D. Averitt
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Paper Abstract

Electromagnetic metamaterials are typically comprised of subwavelength metal or dielectric resonators that, when fashioned as two or three-dimensional composites, result in novel optical and photonic functionalities. Importantly, the enhanced local electric and magnetic fields of these resonators are accessible leading to strong interactions upon integration with quantum materials. Ultimately, we seek to create emergent photonic composites where the whole is more than the sum of the parts. The possibilities are nearly endless with a host of quantum materials ranging from semiconductors to transition metal oxides to superconductors offering unique possibilities. This is especially true at terahertz frequencies where the electrodynamic response of quantum materials often manifest in dramatic fashion. In this talk, we will focus on terahertz quantum metamaterials (TQMs) highlighting recent examples and emphasizing that TQMs offer a two-way street to both create technologically relevant composites and to investigate fundamental condensed matter physics under extreme conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10756, Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications IX, 107560W (18 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2322181
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Richard D. Averitt, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10756:
Terahertz Emitters, Receivers, and Applications IX
Manijeh Razeghi; Alexei N. Baranov, Editor(s)

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