Low-Loss Metamaterials Based on Classical Electromagnetically Induced Transparency

TitleLow-Loss Metamaterials Based on Classical Electromagnetically Induced Transparency
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTassin P, Zhang L, Koschny T, Economou EN, Soukoulis CM
Journal TitlePhysical Review Letters
Date Published02/06
ISBN Number0031-9007
Accession NumberISI:000263166400026
Keywordslight, optics, storage

We demonstrate theoretically that electromagnetically induced transparency can be achieved in metamaterials, in which electromagnetic radiation is interacting resonantly with mesoscopic oscillators rather than with atoms. We describe novel metamaterial designs that can support a full dark resonant state upon interaction with an electromagnetic beam and we present results of its frequency-dependent effective permeability and permittivity. These results, showing a transparency window with extremely low absorption and strong dispersion, are confirmed by accurate simulations of the electromagnetic field propagation in the metamaterial.

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