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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.002198


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Abstract

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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-4-2198


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