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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 19–21

Negative-index bianisotropic photonic metamaterial fabricated by direct laser writing and silver shadow evaporation

Michael S. Rill, Christine E. Kriegler, Michael Thiel, Georg von Freymann, Stefan Linden, and Martin Wegener  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 19-21 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000019


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Abstract

We present the blueprint for a novel negative-index metamaterial. This structure is fabricated via three-dimensional two-photon direct laser writing and silver shadow evaporation. The comparison of measured linear optical spectra with theory shows good agreement and reveals a negative real part of the refractive index at around 3.85 μ m wavelength—despite the fact that the metamaterial structure is bianisotropic owing to the lack of inversion symmetry along its surface normal.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(110.6895) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional lithography

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2008
Published: December 22, 2008

Citation
Michael S. Rill, Christine E. Kriegler, Michael Thiel, Georg von Freymann, Stefan Linden, and Martin Wegener, "Negative-index bianisotropic photonic metamaterial fabricated by direct laser writing and silver shadow evaporation," Opt. Lett. 34, 19-21 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-1-19

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