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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13818–13823

High-transmission negative refraction of discrete rod resonators confined in a metal waveguide at visible wavelengths

Changchun Yan, Qiong Wang, Shichuang Zhuo, and Yiping Cui  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13818-13823 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.013818


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Abstract

A type of metamaterial composed of a metal waveguide with discrete rod resonators, is investigated in this work for the first time. The simulation results show that the maximum of FOM=-Re(n)/Im(n) reaches 1.12 at the 543.5 nm. For another set of dimensions of the unit cell, the maximum of FOM reaches 1.41 at the wavelength of 721 nm. Our additional large numbers of simulation results show that different negative-index bands in visible wavelengths can be obtained by tuning the geometric dimensions of the unit cell.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 1, 2008
Published: August 22, 2008

Citation
Changchun Yan, Qiong Wang, Shichuang Zhuo, and Yiping Cui, "High-transmission negative refraction of discrete rod resonators confined in a metal waveguide at visible wavelengths," Opt. Express 16, 13818-13823 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-13818


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