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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6736–6744

Negative index bulk metamaterial at terahertz frequencies

Oliver Paul, Christian Imhof, Benjamin Reinhard, Remigius Zengerle, and René Beigang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6736-6744 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006736


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Abstract

We present a bulk metamaterial with negative refractive index in the terahertz frequency range. The structure is composed of pairs of metallic crosses embedded in Benzocyclobutene (BCB). The design is specifically chosen to provide a low-loss, free-standing material which operates under normal incidence and independently of the polarization of the incident radiation. These qualities allow the fabrication of 3D structures by mechanical stacking of multiple thin films.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2008
Published: April 25, 2008

Citation
Oliver Paul, Christian Imhof, Benjamin Reinhard, Remigius Zengerle, and René Beigang, "Negative index bulk metamaterial at terahertz frequencies," Opt. Express 16, 6736-6744 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-9-6736


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