High transmittance left-handed materials involving symmetric split-ring resonators

TitleHigh transmittance left-handed materials involving symmetric split-ring resonators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKatsarakis N, Kafesaki A, Tsiapa I, Economou EN, Soukoulis CM
Journal TitlePhotonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1569-4410
Accession NumberISI:000250950400001
Keywordsleft-handed materials, LOW-FREQUENCY PLASMONS, metamaterials

We present theoretical and experimental results for a new design of highly symmetric, multigap split-ring resonators (SRRs), as well as for left-handed materials of a broad and high transmittance left-handed band, achieved by combining those symmetric SRRs with continuous wires. Studying in detail, both theoretically and experimentally, our proposed symmetric SRRs, we proved that they avoid the electric field excitation of the magnetic SRR resonance; thus they are appropriate for the creation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional left-handed materials. Finally, we propose critical design rules for the development of low-loss and broad-band left-handed materials. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Alternate JournalPhotonics Nanostruct.