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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2220–2227

Experimental verification of zero order bandgap in a layered stack of left-handed and right-handed materials

Yu Yuan, Lixin Ran, Jiangtao Huangfu, Hongsheng Chen, Linfang Shen, and Jin Au Kong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2220-2227 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002220


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Abstract

A theoretically, predicted bandgap corresponding to the zero volume-averaged refractive index is verified experimentally by measuring the scattering parameters of a one-dimensional layered stack composed of left-handed and right-handed materials. The unique property of the zero- gap, also denoted zero order bandgap, is verified by experiments, showing that unlike a conventional photonic band gap, the frequency corresponding to the zero order gap remains unchanged when the periodicity is altered.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Citation
Yu Yuan, Lixin Ran, Jiangtao Huangfu, Hongsheng Chen, Linfang Shen, and Jin Au Kong, "Experimental verification of zero order bandgap in a layered stack of left-handed and right-handed materials," Opt. Express 14, 2220-2227 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-6-2220


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