Dual-band negative index metamaterial: double negative at 813nm and single negative at 772nm
Date of this VersionJune 2007
June 15, 2007 / Vol. 32, No. 12 / OPTICS LETTERS
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This work is concerned with the experimental demonstration of a dual-band negative index metamaterial. The sample is double negative (showing both a negative effective permeability and a negative effective permittivity) for linearly polarized light with a wavelength between 799 and 818 nm, and the real part of its refractive index is approximately - 1.0 at 813 nm. The ratio of -Re(n) /Im(n) is close to 1.3 at 813 nm. For an orthogonal polarization, the same sample also exhibits a negative refractive index in the visible (at 772 nm). The spectroscopic measurements of the material are in good agreement with the results obtained from a finite-element electromagnetic solver for the actual geometry of the fabricated sample at both polarizations.