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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 16 — Jul. 30, 2012
  • pp: 18297–18302

Surface mesoscopic effects in finite metamaterials

Mikhail Lapine, Lukas Jelinek, and Ricardo Marqués  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 16, pp. 18297-18302 (2012)

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While the effective medium treatment of unbounded metamaterials appears to be well established and firmly proven, related phenomena in finite structures have not received sufficient attention. We report on mesoscopic effects associated with the boundaries of finite discrete metamaterial samples, which can invalidate an effective medium description. We show how to avoid such effects by proper choice of boundary configuration. As all metamaterial implementations are naturally finite, we are confident that our findings are crucial for future metamaterial research.

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

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Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012

Mikhail Lapine, Lukas Jelinek, and Ricardo Marqués, "Surface mesoscopic effects in finite metamaterials," Opt. Express 20, 18297-18302 (2012)

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