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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9267–9272

Low-index metamaterial designs in the visible spectrum

Do-Hoon Kwon and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9267-9272 (2007)

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Low-index metamaterial designs in the visible spectrum that are impedance matched to free space are presented. The unit cell of the periodic metamaterial design incorporates a magnetic resonator and silver meshes for respective control of the effective permeability and permittivity. A genetic algorithm is employed to optimize the metamaterial design to achieve a desired set of values for the index of refraction and the intrinsic impedance. Two example GA optimized designs are provided which target the important special cases of a zero and unity index of refraction.

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(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: May 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2007
Published: July 12, 2007

Do-Hoon Kwon and Douglas H. Werner, "Low-index metamaterial designs in the visible spectrum," Opt. Express 15, 9267-9272 (2007)

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