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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11147–11152

An efficient way to reduce losses of left-handed metamaterials

Jiangfeng Zhou, Thomas Koschny, and Costas M. Soukoulis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11147-11152 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011147


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Abstract

We propose a simple and effective way to reduce the losses in left-handed metamaterials by manipulating the values of the effective parameters R, L, and C. We investigate the role of losses of the short-wire pairs and the fishnet structures. Increasing the effective inductance to capacitance ratio, L/C, reduces the losses and the figure of merit can increase substantially, especially at THz frequencies and in the optical regime.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2008
Published: July 10, 2008

Citation
Jiangfeng Zhou, Thomas Koschny, and Costas M. Soukoulis, "An efficient way to reduce losses of left-handed metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 11147-11152 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11147


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