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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19675–19680

Polarization and incidence insensitive dielectric electromagnetically induced transparency metamaterial

Fuli Zhang, Qian Zhao, Ji Zhou, and Shengxiang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19675-19680 (2013)

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In this manuscript, we demonstrate numerically classical analogy of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) with a windmill type metamaterial consisting of two dumbbell dielectric resonator. With proper external excitation, dielectric resonators serve as EIT bright and dark elements via electric and magnetic Mie resonances, respectively. Rigorous numerical analyses reveal that dielectric metamaterial exhibits sharp transparency peak characterized by large group index due to the destructive interference between EIT bright and dark resonators. Furthermore, such EIT transmission behavior keeps stable property with respect to polarization and incidence angles.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Fuli Zhang, Qian Zhao, Ji Zhou, and Shengxiang Wang, "Polarization and incidence insensitive dielectric electromagnetically induced transparency metamaterial," Opt. Express 21, 19675-19680 (2013)

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