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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1671–1673

Dual-band negative index metamaterial: double negative at 813 nm and single negative at 772 nm

Uday K. Chettiar, Alexander V. Kildishev, Hsiao-Kuan Yuan, Wenshan Cai, Shumin Xiao, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1671-1673 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001671


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Abstract

This work is concerned with the experimental demonstration of a dual-band negative index metamaterial. The sample is double negative (showing both a negative effective permeability and a negative effective permittivity) for linearly polarized light with a wavelength between 799 and 818 nm , and the real part of its refractive index is approximately 1.0 at 813 nm . The ratio of Re ( n ) Im ( n ) is close to 1.3 at 813 nm . For an orthogonal polarization, the same sample also exhibits a negative refractive index in the visible (at 772 nm ). The spectroscopic measurements of the material are in good agreement with the results obtained from a finite-element electromagnetic solver for the actual geometry of the fabricated sample at both polarizations.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Citation
Uday K. Chettiar, Alexander V. Kildishev, Hsiao-Kuan Yuan, Wenshan Cai, Shumin Xiao, Vladimir P. Drachev, and Vladimir M. Shalaev, "Dual-band negative index metamaterial: double negative at 813 nm and single negative at 772 nm," Opt. Lett. 32, 1671-1673 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1671


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