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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23511–23521

Hybrid metal-dielectric ring resonators for homogenizable optical metamaterials with strong magnetic response at short wavelengths down to the ultraviolet range

Jianwei Tang and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23511-23521 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.023511


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Abstract

We derive an analytical LC model from Maxwell's equations for the magnetic resonance of subwavelength ring resonators. Using the LC model, we revisit the scaling of split-ring resonators. Inspired by the LC model, we propose a hybrid metal-dielectric ring resonator mainly composed of high index dielectric material (e.g., TiO2) with some gaps filled with metal (e.g., Ag). The saturation frequency of magnetic response for the hybrid metal-dielectric ring resonator is much higher (up to the ultraviolet range) than that for split-ring resonators, and can be controlled by the metal fraction in the ring. The hybrid metal-dielectric ring resonator can also overcome the homogenization problem of all-dielectric magnetic resonators, and therefore can form homogenizable magnetic metamaterials at short wavelengths down to the ultraviolet range.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published: September 26, 2013

Citation
Jianwei Tang and Sailing He, "Hybrid metal-dielectric ring resonators for homogenizable optical metamaterials with strong magnetic response at short wavelengths down to the ultraviolet range," Opt. Express 21, 23511-23521 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-23511


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