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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2043–2045

Linear birefringence in split-ring resonators

Srinivasan Iyer, Sergei Popov, and Ari. T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2043-2045 (2012)

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We study polarization-dependent transmission of light through arrays of single-slit split-ring resonator (SSRR) based systems at normal incidence using finite integration time domain (FITD) and finite element methods (FEM). It is found that a conventional planar array of SSRRs acts as an effective optical wave plate at certain polarizations of incident light. The effect is attributed to the intrinsic linear birefringence of individual SSRRs. A comparison is made with other split-ring resonator-based systems exhibiting wave-plate-like properties due to inter-SSRR coupling.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

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Original Manuscript: January 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

Srinivasan Iyer, Sergei Popov, and Ari. T. Friberg, "Linear birefringence in split-ring resonators," Opt. Lett. 37, 2043-2045 (2012)

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