Dynamic response of metamaterials in the terahertz regime: Blueshift tunability and broadband phase modulation Academic Article uri icon


  • Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy is used to probe the electromagnetic properties of metamaterials, which are dynamically photoexcited, using synchronized femtosecond near-infrared laser pulses. Blueshift tunability of the electric dipole metamaterial's resonance, as well as a broadband phase tunability reaching ∼π /4, are demonstrated. Numerical simulations show the observations are due to changes in the complex index of the photoexcited semiconductor substrate. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Manceau, J., Shen, N., Kafesaki, M., Soukoulis, C. M., & Tzortzakis, S.

citation count

  • 56

publication date

  • January 2010