Abstract

A theoretically, predicted bandgap corresponding to the zero volume-averaged refractive index is verified experimentally by measuring the scattering parameters of a one-dimensional layered stack composed of left-handed and right-handed materials. The unique property of the zero-n gap, also denoted zero order bandgap, is verified by experiments, showing that unlike a conventional photonic band gap, the frequency corresponding to the zero order gap remains unchanged when the periodicity is altered.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2005 (1)

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (5)

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

L. Wu, S. L He, and L. F. Shen, "Band structure for a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing left-handed materials," Phys. Rev. B 67, 235103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, "Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction," Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).
[CrossRef]

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Baena, J. D.

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. T.

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chen, K.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Grzegorczyk, T. M.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

He, S. L

L. Wu, S. L He, and L. F. Shen, "Band structure for a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing left-handed materials," Phys. Rev. B 67, 235103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Huangfu, J.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

John, S.

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kong, J. A.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, J. S.

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Marques, R.

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Martel, J.

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Medina, F.

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Nemat-Nasser, S.

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ran, L.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rye, P. M.

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schultz, S.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, "Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction," Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shelby, R. A.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, "Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction," Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Shen, L. F.

L. Wu, S. L He, and L. F. Shen, "Band structure for a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing left-handed materials," Phys. Rev. B 67, 235103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shen, P.

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, "Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction," Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Starr, A. F.

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wu, L.

L. Wu, S. L He, and L. F. Shen, "Band structure for a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing left-handed materials," Phys. Rev. B 67, 235103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yablonovitch, E.

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, L.

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Negative refraction of a combined double S-shaped metamaterial," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 151909 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Metamaterial exhibiting left-handed properties over multiple frequency bands," J. Appl. Phys. 96, 5338-5340 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (4)

L. Wu, S. L He, and L. F. Shen, "Band structure for a one-dimensional photonic crystal containing left-handed materials," Phys. Rev. B 67, 235103 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Baena, R. Marques, F. Medina, and J. Martel, "Artificial magnetic metamaterial design by using spiral resonators," Phys. Rev. B 69, 014402 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. Ran, J. Huangfu, H. Chen, Y. Li, X. Zhang, K. Chen, and J. A. Kong, "Microwave solid-state left-handed material with a broad bandwidth and an ultralow loss," Phys. Rev. B 70, 073102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. F. Starr, P. M. Rye, D. R. Smith, and S. Nemat-Nasser, "Fabrication and characterization of a negative-refractive-index composite metamaterial," Phys. Rev. B 70, 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

H. Chen, L. Ran, J. Huangfu, X. Zhang, K. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, and J. A. Kong, "Left-handed materials composed of only S-shaped resonators," Phys. Rev. E 70, 057605 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

J. S. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Shen, "Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90,083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).
[CrossRef]

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, "Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction," Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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