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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1314–1316

Effective optical constants in stratified metal–dielectric metameterial

Masanobu Iwanaga  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1314-1316 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001314


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Abstract

Effective optical constants of stratified metal–dielectric metameterial are presented. The effective constants are determined by the two-complex reflectivity method (TCRM). The TCRM reveals the full components of the effective permittivity and permeability tensors and indicates the remarkable anisotropy of metallic and dielectric components below the effective plasma frequency. On the other hand, above the plasma frequency, one of the effective refractive indices takes a positive value less than unity and is associated with small loss. The photonic states are confirmed by the distribution of electromagnetic fields.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 25, 2007
Published: April 17, 2007

Citation
Masanobu Iwanaga, "Effective optical constants in stratified metal-dielectric metameterial," Opt. Lett. 32, 1314-1316 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-10-1314

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