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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3526–3537

Comparison of electromagnetically induced transparency between silver, gold, and aluminum metamaterials at visible wavelengths

Ryohei Hokari, Yoshiaki Kanamori, and Kazuhiro Hane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3526-3537 (2014)

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Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like effects in silver, gold, and aluminum metamaterials consisting of dipole resonators and quadrupole resonators were demonstrated at visible wavelengths. Optical characteristics of the metamaterials could be controlled by the gap distance between the two resonators. EIT-like effects were observed at wavelengths between 603 and 789 nm, 654 and 834 nm, and 462 and 693 nm for the silver, gold, and aluminum EIT metamaterials, respectively. At wavelengths longer than around 650 nm, the silver metamaterials had better EIT-like features. At wavelengths shorter than around 650 nm, on the other hand, the aluminum metamaterials showed promising EIT-like results.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: October 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Ryohei Hokari, Yoshiaki Kanamori, and Kazuhiro Hane, "Comparison of electromagnetically induced transparency between silver, gold, and aluminum metamaterials at visible wavelengths," Opt. Express 22, 3526-3537 (2014)

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