Electromagnetic behaviour of left-handed materials

TitleElectromagnetic behaviour of left-handed materials
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKafesaki M, Koschny T, Zhou J, Katsarakis N, Tsiapa I, Economou EN, Soukoulis CM
Journal TitlePhysica B-Condensed Matter
Date PublishedMay
Type of ArticleProceedings Paper
ISBN Number0921-4526
Accession NumberISI:000246642900005
Keywordsleft-handed materials, LOW-FREQUENCY, magnetic response, metamaterials, negative refractive-index, optical properties, PLASMONS, split-ring resonators

Using periodic materials composed of split-ring resonators (SRRs) and continuous wires is, up to now, the most common way of obtaining left-handed behaviour in the microwaves regime. In this work, using transmission simulations and measurements, we examine the electromagnetic behaviour of those materials, focusing mainly on their response to an external electric field and its crucial role in the achievement of left-handed behaviour. Moreover, we examine and theoretically demonstrate the possibility of the SRRs&wires design to give left-handed behaviour in the infrared and optical regime, as well as the possibility of obtaining left-handed behaviour using an alternative for the SRRs&wires design composed of pairs of short wires. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Alternate JournalPhysica B