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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6026–6031

Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F.J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6026-6031 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.006026


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Abstract

We study under which conditions extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) structures can be used to build negative refractive index media. As a result, we present a metamaterial with superimposed EOT and negative index at visible wavelengths. The tailoring process starting from a simple hole array until achieving the negative index is detailed. We also discuss the so-called fishnet metamaterial (previously linked to EOT) under the same prism. Using the ideas put forward in this work, other structures with negative index could be engineered in the optical or visible spectrum.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2009
Published: March 31, 2009

Citation
C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, "Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission," Opt. Express 17, 6026-6031 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-8-6026


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