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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8617–8622

A new planar left-handed metamaterial composed of metal-dielectric-metal structure

Ming Kang, Nian-Hai Shen, Jing Chen, Jian Chen, Ya-Xian Fan, Jianping Ding, Hui-Tian Wang, and Peiheng Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8617-8622 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008617


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Abstract

An improved planar structure of left-handed (LH) metamaterial is presented, and then designed and analyzed in microwave regime. In the anticipated LH frequency regime, the LH property is validated from the phenomena of backward wave propagation and negative refraction. To characterize the electromagnetic property of the planar metamaterial, we introduce the wedge method by constructing a wedge-shaped bulk LH metamaterial by stacking the planar LH metamaterials. The effective refractive index estimated by the wedge method is in excellent agreement with that retrieved by the inversion method from the transmission and reflection spectra.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2008
Published: May 28, 2008

Citation
Ming Kang, Nian-Hai Shen, Jing Chen, Jian Chen, Ya-Xian Fan, Jianping Ding, Hui-Tian Wang, and Peiheng Wu, "A new planar left-handed metamaterial composed of metal-dielectric-metal structure," Opt. Express 16, 8617-8622 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8617


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