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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 18 — Sep. 4, 2006
  • pp: 8257–8262

Pairs of metallic crosses as a left-handed metamaterial with improved polarization properties

Christian Imhof and Remigius Zengerle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 18, pp. 8257-8262 (2006)

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We designed and analysed a new structure for the realization of left-handed metamaterials in the GHz region. The material is composed of pairs of metallic crosses and reveals improved polarization behavior. Left-handed properties can be observed as long as the electrical field vector is located in the plane of the crosses. Negative refraction as indication for simultaneous negative effective ε and μ is numerically verified by direct comparison of the wavefronts inside and outside the metamaterial at nonzero angles of incidence.

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(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2006
Published: September 1, 2006

Christian Imhof and Remigius Zengerle, "Pairs of metallic crosses as a left-handed metamaterial with improved polarization properties," Opt. Express 14, 8257-8262 (2006)

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