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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2329–2333

High Q-factor and large group delay at microwave wavelengths via electromagnetically induced transparency in metamaterials

Narges Niakan, Mehdi Askari, and Abdolnaser Zakery  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2329-2333 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002329


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Abstract

We report on our numerical work concerning a planar metamaterial exhibiting classical electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). Using a structure with two asymmetric short strips, we demonstrate that an EIT-like resonance with a high quality factor can be achieved and this high quality factor leads to a large group index of the order of 700. The operation of metamaterial at low temperatures is anticipated to be a promising path towards low-loss metamaterials since nonradiative losses are strongly suppressed. By decreasing temperature from 300 K to 100 K, a controlled behavior with a 26% increase in the quality factor of the resonance and an 85% increase in the group index was observed.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2012
Published: August 6, 2012

Citation
Narges Niakan, Mehdi Askari, and Abdolnaser Zakery, "High Q-factor and large group delay at microwave wavelengths via electromagnetically induced transparency in metamaterials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2329-2333 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-9-2329


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