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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12960–12970

Creating negative refractive identity via single-dielectric resonators

Yue-Jun Lai, Cheng-Kuang Chen, and Ta-Jen Yen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12960-12970 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012960


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Abstract

From a periodic array of commercially available zirconia cubes, we demonstrate artificial magnetic and electric dipoles due to the combination of displacement currents and Mie resonance. By scaling the size and periodicity of these dielectric resonators, the corresponding magnetic and electric responses are shifted to the desired frequencies. To further overlap the magnetic and electric resonances in the same frequency, we create a negative refractive index medium (NRIM) from single-dielectric resonators. Comparing with the conventional NRIM comprised of metallic or two-dielectric resonators, these single-dielectric structures present the low-loss and isotropic characteristics, and possess a further advantage to facilitate practical applications.

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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: May 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Citation
Yue-Jun Lai, Cheng-Kuang Chen, and Ta-Jen Yen, "Creating negative refractive identity via single-dielectric resonators," Opt. Express 17, 12960-12970 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12960


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