OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2198–2206

SPP-associated dual left-handed bands and field enhancement in metal-dielectric-metal metamaterial perforated by asymmetric cross hole arrays

P. Ding, E. J. Liang, W. Q. Hu, Q. Zhou, L. Zhang, Y. X. Yuan, and Q. Z. Xue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2198-2206 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (558 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Dual-band left-handed transmissions in the near infrared frequencies through the metal-dielectric-metal metamaterial perforated with an array of asymmetric cross holes are demonstrated. It is shown that the left-handed bands originate from the SPP-associated magnetic response excited by different polarized light and their frequencies can be tuned by the arm’s length or width of the cross-gaps. The structures are further optimized at 1.064 μm laser light excitation for elucidating the mechanism and possible application in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in sandwiched architectures. This study provides valuable information for the design of compact optical devices with dual left-handed bands in a single structure and may also pave the way toward stable and reproducible substrate design for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(240.6695) Optics at surfaces : Surface-enhanced Raman scattering

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2009
Published: February 3, 2009

P. Ding, E. J. Liang, W. Q. Hu, Q. Zhou, L. Zhang, Y. X. Yuan, and Q. Z. Xue, "SPP-associated dual left-handed bands and field enhancement in metal-dielectric-metal metamaterial perforated by asymmetric cross hole arrays," Opt. Express 17, 2198-2206 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature 391, 667-669 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. A. G. Brolo, E. Arctander, R. Gordon, B. Leathem, and K. L. Kavanagh, "Nanohole-enhanced Raman scattering," Nano Lett. 4, 2015-2018 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martin-Moreno, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, "Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture," Science 297, 820-822 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. C. Genet and T. W. Ebbesen, "Light in tiny holes," Nature 445, 39-46 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. V. M. Shalaev, "Optical negative-index metamaterials," Nat. Photonics 1, 41-48 (2006) [CrossRef]
  6. C. M. Soukoulis, J. Zhou, T. Koschny, M. Kafesaki, and E.N. Economou, "The science of negative index materials," J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 304217/1-7 (2008). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Mary, S. G.  Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902/1-4 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. T. Li, H. Liu, F. M. Wang, J. Q. Li, Y. Y. Zhu, and S. N. Zhu, "Surface-plasmon-induced optical magnetic response in perforated trilayer metamaterial," Phys. Rev.  E 76, 016606/1-5 (2007).
  9. U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, H. Yuan, W. Cai, S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Dual-band negative index metamaterial: double negative at 813 nm and single negative at 772 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 1671-1673 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. D. Kwon, D. H. Werner, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Near-infrared metamaterials with dual-band negative-index characteristics," Opt. Express 15, 1647-1652 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. Y. Wang, H. Chen, S. Dong, and E. Wang, "Surface enhanced Raman scattering of p-aminothiophenol self-assembled monolayers in sandwich structure fabricated on glass," J. Chem. Phys. 124, 074709/1-8 (2006). [PubMed]
  12. X. Hu, T. Wang, L. Wang, and S. Dong, "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of 4-aminothiophenol self-assembled monolayers in sandwich structure with nanoparticle shape dependence: Off-surface plasmon resonance condition," J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 6962-6969 (2007).
  13. C. J. Orendorff, A. Gole, T. K. Sau, and C. J. Murphy, "Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of self-assembled monolayers: Sandwich architecture and nanoparticle shape dependence," Anal. Chem. 77, 3261-3266 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. M. Beruete, I. Campillo, M. Navarro-Cia, F. Falcone, and M.S. Ayza, "Molding left- or right-handed metamaterials by stacked cutoff metallic hole arrays," IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 55, 1514-1521(2007). [CrossRef]
  15. T. Li, H. Liu, F. M. Wang, Z. G. Dong, S. N. Zhu, and X. Zhang, "Coupling effect of magnetic polariton in perforated metal/dielectric layered metamaterials and its influence on negative refraction transmission," Opt. Express 14, 11155-11163 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617/1-11 (2005).
  17. D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markoš, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients," Phys. Rev. B 65, 195104/1-5 (2002).
  18. G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, "Low-loss negative-index metamaterial at telecommunication wavelengths," Opt. Lett. 31, 1800-1802 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. P. Ding, E. J. Liang, W. Q. Hu, L. Zhang, Q. Zhou, and Q. Z. Xue, " Numerical simulations of terahertz double negative metamaterial with isotropic-like fishnet structure, " Photonics Nanostruct. Fundam. Appl. doi:10.1016/j.photonics.2008.12.005.
  20. M. Kafesaki, I. Tsiapa, N. Katsarakis, T. Koschny, C. M. Soukoulis, and E. N. Economou, "Left-handed metamaterials: The fishnet structure and its variations," Phys. Rev. B 75, 235114/1-9 (2007).
  21. J. Zhou, E. N. Economon, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Unifying approach to left-handed material design," Opt. Lett. 31, 3620-3622 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. E. J. Liang, C. Engert, and W. Kiefer, "Surface-enhanced Raman scattering of pyridine in silver colloids excited in the near-infrared region," J. Raman Spectrosc. 24, 775-779 (1993). [CrossRef]
  23. R. M. Roth, N. C. Panoiu, M. M. Adams, J. I. Dadap, and R. M. Osgood, Jr., "Polarization-tunable plasmon-enhanced extraordinary transmission through metallic films using asymmetric cruciform apertures," Opt. Lett. 32, 3414-3416 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. E. Prodan, C. Radloff, N. J. Halas, and P. Nordlander, "A hybridization model for the plasmon response of complex nanostructures," Science 302, 419-422 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  25. N. Liu, H.g Guo, L. Fu, S. Kaiser, H. Schweizer, and H. Giessen, "Plasmon hybridization in stacked cut-wire metamaterials," Adv. Mater. 19, 3628-3632 (2007). [CrossRef]
  26. F. J. Garcia-Vidal and J. B. Pendry, "Collective theory for surface enhanced Raman scattering," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1163-1166 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  27. S. Lal, N. K Grady, J. Kundu, C. S. Levin, J. B. Lassiter, and N. J. Halas, "Tailoring plasmonic substrates for surface enhanced spectroscopies," Chem. Soc. Rev. 37, 898-911(2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited