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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17187–17192

Electromagnetically induced transparency in metamaterials at near-infrared frequency

Jingjing Zhang, Sanshui Xiao, Claus Jeppesen, Anders Kristensen, and Niels Asger Mortensen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17187-17192 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.017187


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Abstract

We employ a planar metamaterial structure composed of a split-ring-resonator (SRR) and paired nano-rods to experimentally realize a spectral response at near-infrared frequencies resembling that of electromagnetically induced transparency. A narrow transparency window associated with low loss is produced, and the magnetic field enhancement at the center of the SRR is dramatically changed, due to the interference between the resonances with significantly different linewidths. The variation of the spectral response in terms of relative position of the bright and dark elements is evaluated with numerical simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4930) General : Other topics of general interest
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2010
Published: July 28, 2010

Citation
Jingjing Zhang, Sanshui Xiao, Claus Jeppesen, Anders Kristensen, and Niels Asger Mortensen, "Electromagnetically induced transparency in metamaterials at near-infrared frequency," Opt. Express 18, 17187-17192 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-16-17187


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