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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5089–5097

Phase modulation using dual split ring resonators

Iftekhar O. Mirza, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5089-5097 (2009)

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In this paper, we studied phase modulation numerically using metamaterials such as stacked structures of dual split ring resonators (DSRRs). To demonstrate the modulation, a vertical and a planar design were considered, where the wave vectors were parallel and perpendicular to the proposed structures creating 70 degrees and 80 degrees of phase change, respectively. In both of the designs modulation was brought about by changing the effective index of the structure through switching between the open and short states of the DSRRs while maintaining high transmission. One of the attractive features of our design was the thin layers of DSRRs, where for the vertical and planar models the DSRRs layers were 5 mm and 2.28 mm respectively. The numerical results obtained by simulation matched well with the theoretical prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(070.5753) Fourier optics and signal processing : Resonators

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Original Manuscript: January 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Iftekhar Mirza, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis Prather, "Phase Modulation Using Dual Split Ring Resonators," Opt. Express 17, 5089-5097 (2009)

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