Metasurface-enabled Pyroelectric Detection of 140 GHz Radiation with Strong Polarization Discrimination

Sergey A. Kuznetsov, Miguel Navarro-Cia, Andrey G. Paulish, A. V. Arzhannikov

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Despite the potential of the millimeter- and submillimeter-wave region for fundamental science and industrial applications, its technology is well behind microwaves and optics in terms of performance and cost. We propose to improve a millimeter-wave technology by engineering cost effective solutions from neighboring spectral regions. Specifically, a pyroelectric infrared sensor is transformed into a polarization-selective millimeter-wave detector of 140 GHz radiation by integrating to it a metasurface absorber, which is 136 times as thin as the operating wavelength λ and has the overall dimensions near λ. It is demonstrated that, due to the small thickness and hence the thermal capacity of
the absorber, the novel detector keeps high values of the response speed and sensitivity to polarized mmwave radiation changed insignificantly against the regime of IR detection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (METAMATERIALS)
PublisherMetamorphose VI AISBL
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1803-1
ISBN (Print)978-88-941141-1-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016


  • Metamaterials
  • Terahertz
  • Pyroelectric


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