A novel free-standing dielectric metasurface that shows a strong toroidal resonance in the sub- THz range is proposed and demonstrated. Theoretical and experimental studies confirm the basic operation principle and electromagnetic response of the metasurface. This first demonstration of a single-layer silicon metasurface opens new venues of research for the investigation of toroidal multipoles and the engineering of ultra-high Q factor devices in the sub-THz spectral range, where high Q factors are very difficult to obtain.
16 Sep 2019
2019 Thirteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials)