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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6301–6310

Negative refractive index metamaterials using only metallic cut wires

Alexandre Sellier, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Boubacar Kanté, and André de Lustrac  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6301-6310 (2009)

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We present, design and analyze a novel planar Left-Handed (LH) metamaterial at microwave frequencies. This metamaterial is composed of only metallic cut wires and is used under normal-to-plane incidence. Using Finite Element Method (FEM) based simulations and microwave experiments, we have investigated the material properties of the structure. Simultaneous negative values are observed for the permittivity e and permeability μ by the inversion method from the transmission and reflection responses. A negative index n is verified in a bulk prism engineered by stacking several layers of the metamaterial. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of a LH metamaterial composed of only cut wires.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2009
Published: April 2, 2009

Alexandre Sellier, Shah Nawaz Burokur, Boubacar Kanté, and André de Lustrac, "Negative refractive index metamaterials using only metallic cut wires," Opt. Express 17, 6301-6310 (2009)

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