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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 19 — Sep. 22, 2003
  • pp: 2397–2402

Losses in left-handed materials

John O. Dimmock  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 19, pp. 2397-2402 (2003)

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Interest in negative refractive index, or left-handed (LH) materials, has escalated rapidly over the last few years and it now appears that useful LH materials may be realizable in the microwave region. However there is also considerable interest in LH materials for infrared and visible applications. The purpose of this paper is to explore the limitations of LH materials at short wavelengths due to inherent losses. Our conclusions are that it may be quite difficult to achieve useful LH materials at wavelengths less than about 10 microns using current approaches.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 29, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003

John Dimmock, "Losses in left-handed materials," Opt. Express 11, 2397-2402 (2003)

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