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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1456–1464

Magnetic control of a meta-molecule

Gavin B. G. Stenning, Graham J. Bowden, Lewis C. Maple, Simon A. Gregory, Alberto Sposito, Robert W. Eason, Nikolay I. Zheludev, and Peter A. J. de Groot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1456-1464 (2013)

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Metamaterials offer the prospect of new science and applications. They have been designed by shaping or changing the material of the individual meta-molecules to achieve properties not naturally attainable. Composite meta-molecules incorporating a magnetic component offer new opportunities. In this work we report on the interaction between a non-magnetic split ring resonator (SRR) and a thin film of yttrium iron garnet (YIG). Strong hybridized resonances are observed. While the SRR is characterized by a magnetic and electric resonance, in practice, it is found that the YIG couples strongly to this symmetric (electric) mode of the SRR. It is also demonstrated that the anti-crossing region provides fertile ground for the creation of elementary excitations such as backward volume magnetostatic waves.

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(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2012
Published: January 14, 2013

Gavin B. G. Stenning, Graham J. Bowden, Lewis C. Maple, Simon A. Gregory, Alberto Sposito, Robert W. Eason, Nikolay I. Zheludev, and Peter A. J. de Groot, "Magnetic control of a meta-molecule," Opt. Express 21, 1456-1464 (2013)

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