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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17009–17019

Graphical retrieval method for orthorhombic anisotropic materials

Simin Feng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17009-17019 (2010)

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We apply the equivalent theory to orthorhombic anisotropic materials and provide a general unit-cell design criterion for achieving a length-independent retrieval of the effective material parameters from a single layer of unit cells. We introduce a graphical retrieval method and phase unwrapping techniques. The graphical method utilizes the linear regression technique. Our method can reduce the uncertainty of experimental measurements and the ambiguity of phase unwrapping. Moreover, the graphical method can simultaneously determine the bulk values of the six effective material parameters, permittivity and permeability tensors, from a single layer of unit cells.

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OCIS Codes
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: June 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2010
Published: July 26, 2010

Simin Feng, "Graphical retrieval method for orthorhombic anisotropic materials," Opt. Express 18, 17009-17019 (2010)

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