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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2008
  • pp: 560–566

Negative refraction in a prism made of stacked subwavelength hole arrays

M. Navarro-Cía, M. Beruete, M. Sorolla, and I. Campillo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 560-566 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.000560


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Abstract

Metamaterial structures are artificial materials that show unconventional electromagnetic properties such as negative refraction index, perfect lenses, and invisibility. However, losses are one of the big challenges to be surpassed in order to design practical devices at optical wavelengths. Here we report negative refraction in a prism engineered by stacked sub-wavelength hole arrays. These structures exhibit inherently an extraordinary optical transmission which could offer a solution to the problem of losses at optical wavelengths. It is shown the possibility to obtain negative indices of refraction starting from near to zero values. Our work demonstrates by a direct experiment the feasibility of engineering negative refraction by just drilling sub-wavelength holes in metallic plates and stacking them.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2007
Published: January 7, 2008

Citation
M. Navarro-Cia, M. Beruete, M. Sorolla, and I. Campillo, "Negative refraction in a prism made of stacked subwavelength hole arrays," Opt. Express 16, 560-566 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-2-560


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