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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 6774–6784

Engineering resonances in infrared metamaterials

Boubacar Kanté, André de Lustrac, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, and Frédérique Gadot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 6774-6784 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006774


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Abstract

Engineering resonances in metamaterials has been so far the main way of reaching simultaneously negative permittivity and negative permeability leading to negative index materials. In this paper, we present an experimental and numerical analysis of the infrared response of metamaterials made of continuous nanowires and split ring resonators (SRR) deposited on low-doped silicon when the geometry of the SRRs is gradually altered. The impact of the geometric transformation of the SRRs on the spectra of the composite metamaterial is measured in the 20–200 THz frequency range (i.e., in the 1.5–15µm wavelength range) for the two field polarizations under normal to plane propagation. We show experimentally and numerically that tuning the SRRs towards elementary cut wires translates in a predictable manner the frequency response of the artificial material. We also analyze coupling effects between the SRRs and the continuous nanowires for different spacings between them. The results of our study are expected to provide useful guidelines for the design of negative index metamaterials on silicon.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2008
Published: April 28, 2008

Citation
Boubacar Kanté, André de Lustrac, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, and Frédérique Gadot, "Engineering resonances in infrared metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 6774-6784 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-10-6774


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