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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2003
  • pp: 1283–1290

On unusual narrow transmission bands for a multi-layered periodic structure containing left-handed materials

Wu Liang, Sailing He, and Long Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 11, pp. 1283-1290 (2003)

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Unusual narrow transmission bands are found in the Bragg reflective region of a multi-layered structure consisting of alternate right-handed material (RHM) and left-handed material (LHM). These unusual narrow transmission bands may exist no matter whether the optical length of a LHM layer completely cancels that of a RHM layer. However, if they can not cancel each other, it is required that the reflection coefficient for each interface is not too small to permit the existence of the unusual transmission bands. A non-ideal model when the LHM is dispersive and lossy is also employed to confirm the unusual transmission phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2003
Published: June 2, 2003

Liang Wu, Sailing He, and Long Chen, "On unusual narrow transmission bands for a multi-layered periodic structure containing left-handed materials," Opt. Express 11, 1283-1290 (2003)

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