OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10746–10752

Tunable dual-band negative refractive index in ferrite-based metamaterials

Ke Bi, Ji Zhou, Hongjie Zhao, Xiaoming Liu, and Chuwen Lan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10746-10752 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (3109 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



A tunable dual-band ferrite-based metamaterial has been investigated by experiments and simulations. The negative permeability is realized around the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) frequency which can be influenced by the dimension of the ferrites. Due to having two negative permeability frequency regions around the two FMR frequencies, the metamaterials consisting of metallic wires and ferrite rods with different sizes possess two passbands in the transmission spectra. The microwave transmission properties of the ferrite-based metamaterials can be not only tuned by the applied magnetic field, but also adjusted by the dimension of the ferrite rods. A good agreement between experimental and simulated results is demonstrated, which confirms that the tunable dual-band ferrite-based metamaterials can be used for cloaks, antennas and absorbers.

© 2013 OSA

OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2013
Published: April 25, 2013

Ke Bi, Ji Zhou, Hongjie Zhao, Xiaoming Liu, and Chuwen Lan, "Tunable dual-band negative refractive index in ferrite-based metamaterials," Opt. Express 21, 10746-10752 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substance simultaneously negative values of ε and μ,” Sov. Phys. Usp.10(4), 509–514 (1968). [CrossRef]
  2. J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett.76(25), 4773–4776 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors and enhanced nonlinear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech.47(11), 2075–2084 (1999). [CrossRef]
  4. R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental Verification of a Negative Index of Refraction,” Science292(5514), 77–79 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. A. Grbic and G. V. Eleftheriades, “Periodic Analysis of a 2-D Negative Refractive Index Transmission Line Structure,” IEEE Trans. Antenn. Propag.51(10), 2604–2611 (2003). [CrossRef]
  6. D. R. Smith, J. B. Pendry, and M. C. Wiltshire, “Metamaterials and Negative Refractive Index,” Science305(5685), 788–792 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett.85(18), 3966–3969 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. N. Seddon and T. Bearpark, “Observation of the inverse Doppler effect,” Science302(5650), 1537–1540 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. C. G. Parazzoli, R. B. Greegor, J. A. Nielsen, M. A. Thompson, K. Li, A. M. Vetter, M. H. Tanielian, and D. C. Vier, “Performance of a negative index of refraction lens,” Appl. Phys. Lett.84(17), 3232–3234 (2004). [CrossRef]
  10. D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett.84(18), 4184–4187 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. P. Gay-Balmaz and O. J. F. Martin, “Electromagnetic resonances in individual and coupled split-ring resonators,” J. Appl. Phys.92(5), 2929–2936 (2002). [CrossRef]
  12. H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, “Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.86(15), 151909 (2005). [CrossRef]
  13. K. Aydin and E. Ozbay, “Identifying magnetic response of split-ring resonators at microwave frequencies,” Opto-Electron. Rev.14(3), 193–199 (2006). [CrossRef]
  14. X. J. He, Y. Wang, Z. X. Geng, J. M. Wang, and T. L. Gui, “3D broadband isotropic NRI metamaterial based on metallic cross-pairs,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater.323(20), 2425–2428 (2011). [CrossRef]
  15. S. Kim, H. K. Choi, J. I. Choi, and J. H. Park, “A new approach to the design of a dual-band IFA with a metamaterial unit cell,” Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett.54(2), 545–549 (2012). [CrossRef]
  16. C. Sabah and H. G. Roskos, “Dual-band polarization-independent sub-terahertz fishnet metamaterial,” Curr. Appl. Phys.12(2), 443–450 (2012). [CrossRef]
  17. Y. Liu, S. Gu, C. Luo, and X. Zhao, “Ultra-thin broadband metamaterial absorber,” Appl. Phys., A Mater. Sci. Process.108(1), 19–24 (2012). [CrossRef]
  18. G. Dewar, “Candidates for μ < 0, ε < 0 nanostructures,” Int. J. Mod. Phys. B15(24n25), 3258–3265 (2001). [CrossRef]
  19. L. Kang, Q. Zhao, H. J. Zhao, and J. Zhou, “Ferrite-based magnetically tunable left-handed metamaterial composed of SRRs and wires,” Opt. Express16(22), 17269–17275 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. H. J. Zhao, J. Zhou, Q. Zhao, B. Li, L. Kang, and Y. Bai, “Magnetotunable left-handed material consisting of yttrium iron garnet slab and metallic wires,” Appl. Phys. Lett.91(13), 131107 (2007). [CrossRef]
  21. H. J. Zhao, J. Zhou, L. Kang, and Q. Zhao, “Tunable two-dimensional left-handed material consisting of ferrite rods and metallic wires,” Opt. Express17(16), 13373–13380 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. P. He, J. Gao, Y. Chen, P. V. Parimi, C. Vittoria, and V. G. Harris, “Q-band tunable negative refractive index metamaterial using Sc-doped BaM hexaferrite,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys.42(15), 155005 (2009). [CrossRef]
  23. F. Xu, Y. Bai, F. Ai, L. Qiao, H. J. Zhao, and J. Zhou, “Realization and modulation of negative permeability using an array of hexaferrite rods,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys.42(6), 065416 (2009). [CrossRef]
  24. D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, Th. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.71(33 Pt 2B), 036617 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  25. C. Tserkezis, N. Papanikolaou, G. Gantzounis, and N. Stefanou, “Understanding artificial optical magnetism of periodic metal-dielectric-metal layered structures,” Phys. Rev. B78(16), 165114 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited