Loss compensated negative index material at optical wavelengths

TitleLoss compensated negative index material at optical wavelengths
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFang AA, Huang Z, Koschny T, Soukoulis CM
Journal TitlePhotonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications
Date Published06
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1569-4410
Accession NumberWOS:000305877700007
KeywordsFishnet metamaterial, GAIN, Gain materials, loss compensation, magnetic, metamaterials, refractive-index, RESONANCE

We present a computational approach, allowing for a self-consistent treatment of three-dimensional (3D) fishnet metamaterial operating at 710 nm wavelength coupled to a gain material incorporated into the nanostructure. We show numerically that loss-free negative index material is achievable by incorporating gain material inside the fishnet structure. The effective gain coefficient of the combined fishnet-gain system is much larger than its bulk counterpart and the figure-of-merit (FOM = vertical bar Re(n)/Im(n)vertical bar) increases dramatically with gain. Transmission, reflection, and absorption data, as well as the retrieved effective parameters, are presented for the fishnet structure with and without gain. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Alternate JournalPhotonics Nanostruct.