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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8284–8289

Left-handed material based on ferroelectric medium

Yang Bai, Hongsheng Chen, Jingjing Zhang, Yu Luo, Bo Li, Lixin Ran, Jin Au Kong, and Ji Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8284-8289 (2007)

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Left-handed metamaterials always gain the electromagnetic properties from the structure rather than inherit them directly from the materials they are composed of. In this article, a metamaterial was made using split-ring resonators and slabs of ferroelectric materials, where negative permittivity was realized by intrinsic properties of ferroelectric materials. Using a waveguide-based retrieval method, the permittivity and permeability of the metamaterials were experimentally retrieved, showing successfully the left-handed behaviors of the metamaterial over certain frequency band.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: April 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2007
Published: June 18, 2007

Yang Bai, Hongsheng Chen, Jingjing Zhang, Yu Luo, Bo Li, Lixin Ran, Jin A. Kong, and Ji Zhou, "Left-handed material based on ferroelectric medium," Opt. Express 15, 8284-8289 (2007)

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