This paper proposes an optically controlled terahertz switcher based on cross-shaped metal resonators metasurface covered by monolayer graphene. The spectral characteristics of proposed composite structure were calculated using the surface conductivity model of graphene and the finite element method. The modeling demonstrated the appearance of a narrowband resonant dip in the transmission spectrum with a modulation depth of 36.8% and a Q-factor of 250 after the optical pump intensity achieving to 0.2 W/mm2. In addition, the modulation depth of such a dip can be slightly tuned by varying value of the pump intensity. Thus, the design of the optically tunable terahertz switcher may contribute to the development of functional components for terahertz communication applications.
Received: 14 December 2017
Published: 01 August 2017