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Polarization-independent negative-index metamaterial in the near infrared

 
: Helgert, C.; Menzel, C.; Rockstuhl, C.; Pshenay-Severin, E.; Kley, E.-B.; Chipouline, A.; Tünnermann, A.; Lederer, F.; Pertsch, T.

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Optics Letters 34 (2009), No.5, pp.704-706
ISSN: 0146-9592
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IOF ()
photonic metamaterial; optical frequency; refractive index

Abstract
We present and evaluate theoretically and experimentally a design for a negative-index metamaterial that is termed the "Swiss cross" structure. Compared with the established fishnet structure, the proposed design eliminates the drawback of polarization-dependent effective optical parameters. The new design is fabricated by means of e-beam technology and experimentally analyzed using spectroscopic techniques. The thorough comparison with numerical simulations reveals an effective refractive index of n=-1.9 at an operational wavelength of 1400 nm that is independent of the incident polarization. The resonances of the system are comprehensively discussed. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

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