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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4587–4590

Double-negative metamaterial from conducting spheres with a high-permittivity shell

Scott Townsend, Shiwei Zhou, and Qing Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4587-4590 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004587


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Abstract

A three-dimensional, isotropic metamaterial with double-negative behavior is proposed. The material comprises metallic spheres coated in a high-permittivity shell and dispersed in a host medium. In stark contrast to other Mie resonance-based metamaterial designs, ours relies on the metallic phase behaving as a near-perfect electric conductor, rather than a plasmonic. As such, by tuning the particle dimensions, double-negative behavior can be achieved at any frequency where one can find high-conductivity and high-permittivity materials.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2014
Published: July 31, 2014

Citation
Scott Townsend, Shiwei Zhou, and Qing Li, "Double-negative metamaterial from conducting spheres with a high-permittivity shell," Opt. Lett. 39, 4587-4590 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4587


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