Water: Promising Opportunities for Tunable All-dielectric Electromagnetic Metamaterials

Andrei Andryieuski*, Svetlana M. Kuznetsova, Sergei V. Zhukovsky, Yuri S. Kivshar, Andrei V. Lavrinenko

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    We reveal an outstanding potential of water as an inexpensive, abundant and bio-friendly high-refractive-index material for creating tunable all-dielectric photonic structures and metamaterials. Specifically, we demonstrate thermal, mechanical and gravitational tunability of magnetic and electric resonances in a metamaterial consisting of periodically positioned water-filled reservoirs. The proposed water-based metamaterials can find applications not only as cheap and ecological microwave devices, but also in optical and terahertz metamaterials prototyping and educational lab equipment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number13535
    JournalScientific Reports
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015


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