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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22942–22949

Exchange of electric and magnetic resonances in multilayered metal/dielectric nanoplates

De Li, Ling Qin, Xiang Xiong, Ru-Wen Peng, Qing Hu, Guo-Bin Ma, Hao-Shen Zhou, and Mu Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22942-22949 (2011)

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In this work, we have experimentally demonstrated that in a rectangular multilayered Ag/SiO2 nanoplate array, electric and magnetic resonances are exchanged at the same frequency simply by changing the polarization of incident light for 90°. Both electric and magnetic resonances originate from localized surface plasmons, and lead to negative permittivity and permeability, respectively. The numerical calculations on electromagnetic fields agree with the experiments. The investigations provide a simple building block for a metamaterial to switch electric and magnetic resonances by external excitation field.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2011
Published: October 27, 2011

De Li, Ling Qin, Xiang Xiong, Ru-Wen Peng, Qing Hu, Guo-Bin Ma, Hao-Shen Zhou, and Mu Wang, "Exchange of electric and magnetic resonances in multilayered metal/dielectric nanoplates," Opt. Express 19, 22942-22949 (2011)

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