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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8347–8356

Asymmetric transmission for linearly polarized electromagnetic radiation

Ming Kang, Jing Chen, Hai-Xu Cui, Yongnan Li, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8347-8356 (2011)

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Metamaterials have shown to support the intriguing phenomenon of asymmetric electromagnetic transmission in the opposite propagation directions, for both circular and linear polarizations. In the present article, we propose a criterion on the relationship among the elements of transmission matrix, which allows asymmetrical transmission for linearly polarized electromagnetic radiation only while the reciprocal transmission for circularly one. Asymmetric hybridized metamaterials are shown to satisfy this criterion. The influence from the rotation of the sample around the radiation propagation direction is discussed. A special structure design is proposed, and its characteristics are analyzed by using numerical simulation.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Ming Kang, Jing Chen, Hai-Xu Cui, Yongnan Li, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Asymmetric transmission for linearly polarized electromagnetic radiation," Opt. Express 19, 8347-8356 (2011)

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