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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4494–4502

Multi-band slow light metamaterial

Lei Zhu, Fan-Yi Meng, Jia-Hui Fu, Qun Wu, and Jun Hua  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4494-4502 (2012)

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In this paper, a multi-band slow light metamaterial is presented and investigated. The metamaterial unit cell is composed of three cut wires of different sizes and parallel to each other. Two transparency windows induced by two-two overlaps of absorption bands of three cut wires are observed. The multi-band transmission characteristics and the slow light properties of metamaterial are verified by numerical simulation, which is in a good agreement with theoretical predictions. The impacts of structure parameters on transparency windows are also investigated. Simulation results show the spectral properties can be tuned by adjusting structure parameters of metamaterial. The equivalent circuit model and the synthesis method of the multi-band slow light metamaterial are presented. It is seen from simulation results that the synthesis method accurately predicts the center frequency of the multi-band metamaterial, which opens a door to a quick and accurate construction for multi-band slow light metamaterial.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2012
Published: February 8, 2012

Lei Zhu, Fan-Yi Meng, Jia-Hui Fu, Qun Wu, and Jun Hua, "Multi-band slow light metamaterial," Opt. Express 20, 4494-4502 (2012)

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