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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 25 — Dec. 12, 2005
  • pp: 10238–10247

Experimental demonstration of labyrinth-based left-handed metamaterials

Irfan Bulu, Humeyra Caglayan, and Ekmel Ozbay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 25, pp. 10238-10247 (2005)

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In this present work, we propose and demonstrate a resonant structure that solves two major problems related to the split-ring resonator structure. One of the problems related to the split-ring resonator structure is the bianisotropy, and the other problem is the electric coupling to the magnetic resonance of the split-ring resonator structure. These two problems introduce difficulties in obtaining isotropic left-handed metamaterial mediums. The resonant structure that we propose here solves both of these problems. We further show that in addition to the magnetic resonance, when combined with a suitable wire medium, the structure that we propose exhibits left-handed transmission band. We believe that the structure we proposed may have important consequences in the design of isotropic negative index metamaterial mediums.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Irfan Bulu, Humeyra Caglayan, and Ekmel Ozbay, "Experimental demonstration of labyrinth-based left-handed metamaterials," Opt. Express 13, 10238-10247 (2005)

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