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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 15185–15190

Cut-wire-pair structures as two-dimensional magnetic metamaterials

David A. Powell, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 15185-15190 (2008)

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We study numerically and experimentally magnetic metamaterials based on cut-wire pairs instead of split-ring resonators. The cut-wire pair planar structure is extended in order to create a truly two-dimensional metamaterial suitable for scaling to optical frequencies. We fabricate the cut-wire metamaterial operating at microwave frequencies with lattice spacing around 10% of the free-space wavelength, and find good agreement with direct numerical simulations. Unlike the structures based on split-ring resonators, the nearest-neighbor coupling in cut-wire pairs can result in a magnetic stop-band with propagation in the transverse direction.

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(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2008
Published: September 11, 2008

David A. Powell, Ilya V. Shadrivov, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Cut-wire-pair structures as two-dimensional magnetic metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 15185-15190 (2008)

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