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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 9191–9198

Infrared cloaking based on the electric response of split ring resonators

Boubacar Kanté, André de Lustrac, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, and Shah Nawaz Burokur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 9191-9198 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009191


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Abstract

Electromagnetic cloak was recently demonstrated in the microwave domain using a metamaterial structure made of metallic split ring resonators (SRR) arranged in a cylindrical geometry. The SRRs were designed to provide a magnetic response that varied in an appropriate manner with the radial coordinate. In the present work, we propose an electromagnetic cloak, which exploits the electric response of gold SRRs instead of their magnetic response. Numerical simulations performed at infrared frequencies (~100 THz) reveal low loss and weak impedance mismatch, thereby proving the interest in using SRRs as “universal” atoms in the design of metamaterials. We also show that SRRs can be ultimately replaced by simple cut wires for the construction of approximate electromagnetic cloaks whose dielectric permittivity is the only parameter varying with space coordinates.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2008
Published: June 6, 2008

Citation
Boubacar Kanté, André de Lustrac, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, and Shah N. Burokur, "Infrared cloaking based on the electric response of split ring resonators," Opt. Express 16, 9191-9198 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-9191


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