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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23573–23580

Hybridization Induced Transparency in composites of metamaterials and atomic media

Peter Weis, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, René Beigang, and Marco Rahm  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23573-23580 (2011)

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We report hybridization induced transparency (HIT) in a composite medium consisting of a metamaterial and a dielectric. We develop an analytic model that explains HIT by coherent coupling between the hybridized local fields of the metamaterial and the dielectric or an atomic system in general. In a proof-of-principle experiment, we evidence HIT in a split ring resonator metamaterial that is coupled to α-lactose monohydrate. Both, the analytic model and numerical calculations confirm and explain the experimental observations. HIT can be considered as a hybrid analogue to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) and plasmon-induced transparency (PIT).

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(300.6495) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, teraherz

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Peter Weis, Juan Luis Garcia-Pomar, René Beigang, and Marco Rahm, "Hybridization Induced Transparency in composites of metamaterials and atomic media," Opt. Express 19, 23573-23580 (2011)

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