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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2122–2131

Hybrid resonant phenomena in a SRR/YIG metamaterial structure

Jonah N. Gollub, Jessie Y. Chin, Tie Jun Cui, and David R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2122-2131 (2009)

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We consider the hybridization of the resonance of a SRR metamaterial with the gyromagnetic material resonance of yittrium iron garnet (YIG) inclusions. The combination of an artificial structural resonance and natural material resonance generates a unique hybrid resonance that can be harnessed to make tunable metamaterials and further extend the range of achievable electromagnetic materials. A predictive analytic model is applied that accurately describes the characteristics of this SRR/YIG hybridization. We suggest that this hybridization has been observed in experimental data presented by Kang et al. [Opt. Express, 16, 8825 (2008)] and present numerical simulations to support this assertion. In addition, we investigate a design for optimizing the SRR/YIG structure that shows strong hybridization with a minimum amount of YIG material.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: October 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2008
Published: February 2, 2009

Jonah N. Gollub, Jessie Y. Chin, Tie J. Cui, and David R. Smith, "Hybrid resonant phenomena in a SRR/YIG metamaterial structure," Opt. Express 17, 2122-2131 (2009)

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