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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 7, 2006
  • pp: 7188–7197

Negative permeability and subwavelength focusing of quasi-periodic dendritic cell metamaterials

Xin Zhou, Quan H. Fu, Jing Zhao, Yang Yang, and Xiao P. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 7188-7197 (2006)

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We present the design for a hexagonal cell made of quasi-periodic dendritic arranged collections of plasmonic metallic wires that may exhibit a resonant magnetic collective response. When such quasi-periodic dendritic cells are etched on a host medium, they may provide metamaterials with negative effective permeability. We also show that a clear point image is observed, as expected, with our left-handed metamaterials (LHMs) lens composed of metallic dendritic cells and wire strips. These prominent characteristics of quasi-periodic dendritic cells potentially enable us to prepare infrared or visible domain LHMs by using a general chemical method.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3900) Materials : Metals
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: June 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2006
Published: August 7, 2006

Xin Zhou, Quan H. Fu, Jing Zhao, Yang Yang, and Xiao P. Zhao, "Negative permeability and subwavelength focusing of quasi-periodic dendritic cell metamaterials," Opt. Express 14, 7188-7197 (2006)

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