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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3775–3776

Optimizing low loss negative index metamaterial for visible spectrum using differential evolution: reply

Yongxiang Zhao, Fei Chen, Qiang Shen, and Lianmeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3775-3776 (2014)

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We reply to the comment written by Aslam and Güney on our previous paper, Zhao et al. [Opt. Express 19(12), 11605-11614 (2011)]. We maintain that the proposed implementation of the DE algorithm for NIMs optimization in our work is correct, and the mentioned ambiguities in the comment due to the existence of multiple branches for n' in the retrieval procedure have been considered and eliminated by using the proposed robust retrieval method. Furthermore, the FOM of 15.2 for the DE-designed optimal fishnet structure reported in our work is reasonable for ideal fabrication conditions.

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(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2014
Published: February 10, 2014

Yongxiang Zhao, Fei Chen, Qiang Shen, and Lianmeng Zhang, "Optimizing low loss negative index metamaterial for visible spectrum using differential evolution: reply," Opt. Express 22, 3775-3776 (2014)

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