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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1579–1581

Coupling effects in low-symmetry planar split-ring resonator arrays

Manuel Decker, Stefan Linden, and Martin Wegener  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1579-1581 (2009)

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We introduce a particular low-symmetry (point group of unit cell C 1 ) planar periodic arrangement of magnetic split-ring resonators that acts as an effective optical wave plate. We show that this behavior specifically results from the in-plane interactions among the individual split-ring resonators. Measured normal-incidence transmittance and conversion spectra of gold-based samples fabricated via electron-beam lithography show fundamental resonances at around 235 THz frequency (1275 nm wavelength) that are in good agreement with theory.

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(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2009
Published: May 13, 2009

Manuel Decker, Stefan Linden, and Martin Wegener, "Coupling effects in low-symmetry planar split-ring resonator arrays," Opt. Lett. 34, 1579-1581 (2009)

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