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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6269–6283

Optical properties of metamaterials based on asymmetric double-wire structures

E. Pshenay-Severin, A. Chipouline, J. Petschulat, U. Hübner, A. Tünnermann, and T. Pertsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6269-6283 (2011)

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We performed theoretical and experimental investigations of the magnetic properties of metamaterials based on asymmetric double-wire structures. Using the multipole model for the description of metamaterials, we investigated the influence of the geometrical asymmetry of the structure on the macroscopic effective parameters. The results show that the larger wire in the system dominates the dynamics of the structure and defines the orientation and the strength of the microscopic currents. As a result the magnetization of the structure can be significantly enhanced for certain asymmetric configurations of the double-wire structure.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2011
Published: March 18, 2011

E. Pshenay-Severin, A. Chipouline, J. Petschulat, U. Hübner, A. Thünnerman, and T. Pertsch, "Optical properties of metamaterials based on asymmetric double-wire structures," Opt. Express 19, 6269-6283 (2011)

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