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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12837–12842

Optical magnetic response in three-dimensional metamaterial of upright plasmonic meta-molecules

Wei Ting Chen, Chen Jung Chen, Pin Chieh Wu, Shulin Sun, Lei Zhou, Guang-Yu Guo, Chinh Ting Hsiao, Kuang-Yu Yang, Nikolay I. Zheludev, and Din Ping Tsai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12837-12842 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012837


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Abstract

We report the first three-dimensional photonic metamaterial, an array of erected U-shape plasmonic gold meta-molecules, that exhibits a profound response to the magnetic field of light incident normal to the array. The metamaterial was fabricated using a double exposure e-beam lithographic process. It was investigated by optical measurements and finite-element simulations, and showed that the magnetic field solely depends on the plasmonic resonance mode showing either enhanced in the centre of the erected U-shape meta-molecule (16 times enhancement) or enhanced around two prongs of erected U-shape meta-molecule (4 times enhancement).

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2011
Published: June 17, 2011

Citation
Wei Ting Chen, Chen Jung Chen, Pin Chieh Wu, Shulin Sun, Lei Zhou, Guang-Yu Guo, Chinh Ting Hsiao, Kuang-Yu Yang, Nikolay I. Zheludev, and Din Ping Tsai, "Optical magnetic response in three-dimensional metamaterial of upright plasmonic meta-molecules," Opt. Express 19, 12837-12842 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12837


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