Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Optical Engineering


Department of Physics and Optical Engineering

First Advisor

Richard Liptak

Second Advisor

Sergio Granieri

Third Advisor

Wonjong Joo


In the past few years, “metamaterials” have grabbed attention of researchers in both science and engineering. They have revealed great potentials to realize unusual optical applications such as flat lenses or frequency-selective performances with their unusual electromagnetic properties. In this project, Cu/SiO2/Cu metamaterials of diverse designs and parameters were studied towards discovering their unknown optical applications. From simulation work, it was found that some metamaterials exhibit a performance of a rectangle-shaped bandpass at optical frequencies. Their operational wavelength region can be adjusted by having a different scale of the structure or a different thickness of the constituent materials. This indicates that those metamaterials could be used instead of traditional optical filters. A few selected metamaterials were fabricated and tested for comparison with the simulation results.

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