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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14172–14179

Bi-layer cross chiral structure with strong optical activity and negative refractive index

Jianfeng Dong, Jiangfeng Zhou, Thomas Koschny, and Costas Soukoulis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14172-14179 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.014172


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Abstract

The properties of periodic pairs of mutually twisted metallic (silver) crosses separated by dielectric layer have been investigated by numerical simulation. The results show that the exceptionally strong polarization rotation and circular dichroism, negative permeability and negative refractive index are found at the infrared communication wavelength (1.55μm).

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OCIS Codes
(050.1930) Diffraction and gratings : Dichroism
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2009
Published: July 30, 2009

Citation
Jianfeng Dong, Jiangfeng Zhou, Thomas Koschny, and Costas Soukoulis, "Bi-layer cross chiral structure with strong optical activity and negative refractive index," Opt. Express 17, 14172-14179 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-14172


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