Experimental Verification of an Optical Negative-Index material

V. P. Drachev, ECE, Purdue University
W. Cai, ECE, Purdue University
H. K. Yuan, ECE, Purdue University
A. K. Sarychev, Ethertronics Inc.
A. V. Kildishev, ECE, Purdue University
G. Klimeck, Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University

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This work was supported in part by NSF-NIRT award ECS-0210445 and by ARO grant W911NF-04-1-0350. G. Klimeck and the cluster computers (Pentium 4, 3 GHz sual processor machines with 2 GB or RAM) used in this work are supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EEC-0228390, the Indiana 21st Century fund, and the Lilly Foundation.


Comprehensive studies for a periodic array of gold nanorod pairs demonstrate its unique optical properties, including a negative refractive index in the optical range. (© 2006 by Astro, Ltd. Published exclusively by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA)


negative index material; negative refraction; interferometry


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