Experimental techniques to verify the negative refractive index of an array of paired gold nanorods are discussed. The results agree with simulations which give a refractive index of -0.3 at the resonance wavelength around 1μm.
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W. Cai, V. P. Drachev, H. Yuan, U. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Experimental Studies of Optical Negative-Index Materials," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FTuX2.
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