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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22540–22548

A one-dimensional tunable magnetic metamaterial

S. Butz, P. Jung, L. V. Filippenko, V. P. Koshelets, and A. V. Ustinov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22540-22548 (2013)

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We present experimental data on a one-dimensional super-conducting metamaterial that is tunable over a broad frequency band. The basic building block of this magnetic thin-film medium is a single-junction (rf-) superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID). Due to the nonlinear inductance of such an element, its resonance frequency is tunable in situ by applying a dc magnetic field. We demonstrate that this results in tunable effective parameters of our metamaterial consisting of 54 rf-SQUIDs. In order to obtain the effective magnetic permeability μr,eff from the measured data, we employ a technique that uses only the complex transmission coefficient S21.

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OCIS Codes
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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S. Butz, P. Jung, L. V. Filippenko, V. P. Koshelets, and A. V. Ustinov, "A one-dimensional tunable magnetic metamaterial," Opt. Express 21, 22540-22548 (2013)

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