Abstract

We study numerically and experimentally magnetic metamaterials based on cut-wire pairs instead of split-ring resonators. The cut-wire pair planar structure is extended in order to create a truly two-dimensional metamaterial suitable for scaling to optical frequencies. We fabricate the cut-wire metamaterial operating at microwave frequencies with lattice spacing around 10% of the free-space wavelength, and find good agreement with direct numerical simulations. Unlike the structures based on split-ring resonators, the nearest-neighbor coupling in cut-wire pairs can result in a magnetic stop-band with propagation in the transverse direction.

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2008

2006

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, J. F. Zhou, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, "Cut-wire pairs and plate pairs as magnetic atoms for optical metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 30, 3198-3200 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Guven, M. D. Caliskan, and E. Ozbay, "Experimental observation of left-handed transmission in a bilayer metamaterial under normal-to-plane propagation," Opt. Express 14, 8685-8693 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. M. Shalaev, W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, A. K. Sarychev, V. P. Drachev, and A. V. Kildishev, "Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 30, 3356-3358 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmon modes in metal nanowires and left-handed materials," J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater 11, 65-74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Cai, W.

Caliskan, M. D.

Chen, X.

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chettiar, U. K.

Cummer, S. A.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dolling, G.

Drachev, V. P.

Enkrich, C.

Grzegorczyk, T. M.

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guven, K.

Joe Pacheco, J.

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Justice, B. J.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kildishev, A. V.

Kim, J. B.

Kong, J. A.

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Koschny, T.

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lam, V. D.

Lee, S. J.

Lee, Y. P.

Linden, S.

Mock, J. J.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Narimanov, E. E.

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ozbay, E.

Pendry, J. B.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Podolskiy, V. A.

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmon modes in metal nanowires and left-handed materials," J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater 11, 65-74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rhee, J. Y.

Sarychev, A. K.

V. M. Shalaev, W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, A. K. Sarychev, V. P. Drachev, and A. V. Kildishev, "Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 30, 3356-3358 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmon modes in metal nanowires and left-handed materials," J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater 11, 65-74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schurig, D.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shalaev, V. M.

V. M. Shalaev, W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, A. K. Sarychev, V. P. Drachev, and A. V. Kildishev, "Negative index of refraction in optical metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 30, 3356-3358 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmon modes in metal nanowires and left-handed materials," J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater 11, 65-74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C. M.

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, J. F. Zhou, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, "Cut-wire pairs and plate pairs as magnetic atoms for optical metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 30, 3198-3200 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Starr, A. F.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tung, N. T.

Tuttle, G.

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vier, D. C.

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wegener, M.

Wu, B.-I.

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, H.-K.

Zhang, L.

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J. F.

J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, and V. M. Shalaev, "Plasmon modes in metal nanowires and left-handed materials," J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater 11, 65-74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt.

V. A. Podolskiy, A. K. Sarychev, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, "Resonant light interaction with plasmonic nanowire systems," J. Opt. A Pure Appl. Opt. 7, S32-S37 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

J. Zhou, L. Zhang, G. Tuttle, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Negative index materials using simple short wire pairs," Phys. Rev. B 73, 041101-041104 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

X. Chen, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, J. Joe Pacheco, and J. A. Kong, "Robust method to retrieve the constitutive effective parameters of metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 70, 016608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, D. C. Vier, T. Koschny, and C. M. Soukoulis, "Electromagnetic parameter retrieval from inhomogeneous metamaterials," Phys. Rev. E 71, 036617 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Science

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, "Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies," Science 314, 977-980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Photograph of the two-dimensional cut-wire metamaterial placed next to source antenna in the waveguide. Inset shows the arrangement of the wires.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulated current distribution within the stop-band at 8GHz. The wire pairs are formed by two wires with boards between them (not shown), rather than those with a perpendicular wire pair between them.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Measured and (b) simulated transmission spectra for the isotropic case, as well as the two different anisotropic orientations of boards.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Field scan of the isotropic two-dimensional cut-wire-pairs metamaterial (a) in the pass-band at 6.0GHz (Media 1), and (b) in the stop-band at 8.0GHz ((Media 2)).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Simulated current distribution within the stop-band at 9GHz, for the boards oriented parallel to the direction of propagation, showing that coupling between adjacent resonators gives rise to a magnetic response.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

The permeability extracted from simulated reflection and transmission data

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