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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6778–6787

Optical negative-index bulk metamaterials consisting of 2D perforated metal-dielectric stacks

Shuang Zhang, Wenjun Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6778-6787 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006778


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Abstract

Numerical simulations of a near-infrared negative-index metama-terial (NIM) slab consisting of multiple layers of perforated metal-dielectric stacks exhibiting a small imaginary part of the index over the wavelength range for negative refraction are presented. A consistent effective index is obtained using both scattering matrix and modal analysis approaches. Backward phase propagation is verified by calculation of fields inside the metamaterial. The NIM figure of merit, [-Re(n)/Im(n)], for these structures is improved by ~ 10× compared with previous reports, establishing a new approach to thick, low-loss metamaterials at infrared and optical frequencies.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(290.3030) Scattering : Index measurements
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Citation
Shuang Zhang, Wenjun Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. Brueck, "Optical negative-index bulk metamaterials consisting of 2D perforated metal-dielectric stacks," Opt. Express 14, 6778-6787 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-15-6778


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