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A novel terahertz beam splitter using ultrathin flexible transmission-type coding metasurface

L. LIANG1,2,3, J. WANG1,3, X. YAN1,3, S. GAO1,3,* , Y. LV1,3, L. XIAO1,3, Y. LI1,3, D. WEI1,3, M. WANG1,3, X. WANG1,3, Y. ZHANG1,3, J. YAO2


  1. School of Opto elect ronics Engineering, Zaozhuang University, Zaozhuang 277160, China
  2. College of Precision Instrument and Opto electronics Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
  3. Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Information Processing and Display in Universi ties of Shandong (Zaozhuang University), Zaozhuang 277160, China


A new flexible and simple transmission-type coding metasurface was proposed and characterized, which can generate different transmitted beam patterns by coding sequences of “0” and “1” digital elements. The two digital elements with almost identical transmission amplitude are composed of three metallic layers and three dielectric layers, and their transmission phase difference is approximately 180° at 0.95 THz. The characterizations and working mechanisms of the coding metasurface were investigated through theoretical analysis and electromagnetic (EM) simulation. The simulation and theoretical analysis results show that the normally incident waves will be realized a single beam, two main beams and four main beams, respectively using different transmission-type coding sequences. And the amplitude modulation of transmission beam was realized by an optical pump beam. This work reveals a new and simple route for designing novel terahertz beam splitter and offers widespread applications..


Beam splitter, Coding metasurface, Transmission-type, Digital elements, Coding sequences.

Submitted at: Dec. 10, 2018
Accepted at: Aug. 20, 2019


L. LIANG, J. WANG, X. YAN, S. GAO, Y. LV, L. XIAO, Y. LI, D. WEI, M. WANG, X. WANG, Y. ZHANG, J. YAO, A novel terahertz beam splitter using ultrathin flexible transmission-type coding metasurface, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials Vol. 21, Iss. 7-8, pp. 443-449 (2019)