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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 12764–12770

A highly symmetric two-handed metamaterial spontaneously matching the wave impedance

Yi- Ju Chiang and Ta-Jen Yen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 12764-12770 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012764


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Abstract

We demonstrate a two-handed metamaterial (THM), composed of highly symmetric three-layered structures operated at normal incidence. Not only does the THM exhibit two distinct allowed bands with right-handed and left-handed electromagnetic responses, but posses a further advantage of being independent to the polarizations of external excitations. In addition, the THM automatically matches the wave impedance in free space, leading to maximum transmittances about 0.8 dB in the left-handed band and almost 0 dB in the right-handed band, respectively. Such a THM can be employed for diverse electromagnetic devices including dual-band bandpass filters, ultra-wide bandpass filters and superlenses.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2008
Published: August 7, 2008

Citation
Yi-Ju Chiang and Ta-Jen Yen, "A highly symmetric two-handed metamaterial spontaneously matching the wave impedance," Opt. Express 16, 12764-12770 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-17-12764


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