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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8835–8844

Negative phase advance in polarization independent, multi-layer negative-index metamaterials

Koray Aydin, Zhaofeng Li, Levent Sahin, and Ekmel Ozbay  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8835-8844 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008835


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Abstract

We demonstrate a polarization independent negative-index metamaterial (NIM) at microwave frequencies. Transmission measurements and simulations predict a left-handed transmission band with negative permittivity and negative permeability. A negative-index is verified by using the retrieval procedure. Effective parameters of single-layer and two-layer NIMs are shown to be different. Negative phase advance is verified within the negative-index regime by measuring the phase shift between different sized negative-index metamaterials. Backward wave propagation is observed in the numerical simulations at frequencies where the phase advance is negative.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2008
Published: June 2, 2008

Citation
Koray Aydin, Zhaofeng Li, Levent Sahin, and Ekmel Ozbay, "Negative phase advance in polarization independent, multi-layer negative-index metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 8835-8844 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8835


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