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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1189–1191

Left-handed media and homogenization of photonic crystals

Didier Felbacq and Guy Bouchitté  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 1189-1191 (2005)

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Using homogenization theory, we derive the effective permittivity and permeability of a wire-mesh photonic crystal from first principles. We show that this structure does not lead to a left-handed medium when it is embedded in a matrix with a negative µ, but that resonators in a medium with a negative epsi do form a left-handed medium in the correct range of frequencies.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Didier Felbacq and Guy Bouchitté, "Left-handed media and homogenization of photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 30, 1189-1191 (2005)

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