Abstract

This work analyzes the electromagnetic wave propagation through periodically stacked fishnets from zero frequency to the first Wood’s anomaly. It is shown that, apart from Fabry-Perot resonances, these structures support two transmission bands that can be backward under the appropriate conditions. The first band starts at Wood’s anomaly and is closely related to the well-known phenomena of extraordinary transmission through a single fishnet. The second band is related to the resonances of the fishnet holes. In both cases, the in-plane periodicity of the fishnet cannot be made electrically small, which prevents any attempt of homogenization of the structure along the fishnet planes. However, along the normal direction, even with very small periodicity transmission is still possible. An homogenization procedure can then be applied along this direction, thus making that the structure can behave as a backward-wave transmission line for such transmission bands. Closed-form design formulas will be provided by the analytical formulation here presented. These formulas have been carefully validated by intensive numerical computations.

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A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. Navarro-Cıa, M. Beruete, M. Sorolla, and I. Campillo, "Negative refraction in a prism made of stacked subwavelength hole arrays," Opt. Express 16, 560-566 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

G. Dolling, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, "Negative-index metamaterial at 780 nm wavelength," Opt. Lett. 32, 53-55 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2005 (3)

2003 (1)

G. V. Eleftheriades, O. Siddiqui, and A. K. Iyer, "Transmission line models for negative refractive index media and associated implementations without excess resonators," IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. 13, 51-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Beruete, M.

Brueck, S. R. J.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang,W. Fan, K. J. Malloy, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Near-infrared double negative metamaterials," Opt. Express 13, 4922-4930 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Campillo, I.

Dolling, G.

Ebbesen, T. W.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Eleftheriades, G. V.

G. V. Eleftheriades, O. Siddiqui, and A. K. Iyer, "Transmission line models for negative refractive index media and associated implementations without excess resonators," IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. 13, 51-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Enkrich, Ch.

Falcone, F.

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, M. Navarro-Cıa, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla "Molding left- or right-handed metamaterials by stacked cutoff metallic hole arrays," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 55, 1514-1521 (2007).

Fan, W.

S. Zhang,W. Fan, K. J. Malloy, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Near-infrared double negative metamaterials," Opt. Express 13, 4922-4930 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Vidal, F. J.

A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, R.

R. Gordon, "Bethe’s aperture theory for arrays," Phys. Rev. A 76, 053806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Iyer, A. K.

G. V. Eleftheriades, O. Siddiqui, and A. K. Iyer, "Transmission line models for negative refractive index media and associated implementations without excess resonators," IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. 13, 51-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jelinek, L.

Lezec, H. J.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Linden, S.

Malloy, K. J.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang,W. Fan, K. J. Malloy, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Near-infrared double negative metamaterials," Opt. Express 13, 4922-4930 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Marques, R.

R. Marques, F. Mesa, L. Jelinek, and F. Medina "Analytical theory of extraordinary transmission through metallic diffraction screens perforated by small holes," Opt. Express 17, 5571-5579 (2009)
[CrossRef]

F. Medina, F. Mesa, and R. Marques, "Extraordinary transmission through arrays of electrically small holes from a circuit theory perspective," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 56, 3108-3120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Martin-Moreno, L.

A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mary, A.

A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Medina, F.

R. Marques, F. Mesa, L. Jelinek, and F. Medina "Analytical theory of extraordinary transmission through metallic diffraction screens perforated by small holes," Opt. Express 17, 5571-5579 (2009)
[CrossRef]

F. Medina, F. Mesa, and R. Marques, "Extraordinary transmission through arrays of electrically small holes from a circuit theory perspective," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 56, 3108-3120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mesa, F.

R. Marques, F. Mesa, L. Jelinek, and F. Medina "Analytical theory of extraordinary transmission through metallic diffraction screens perforated by small holes," Opt. Express 17, 5571-5579 (2009)
[CrossRef]

F. Medina, F. Mesa, and R. Marques, "Extraordinary transmission through arrays of electrically small holes from a circuit theory perspective," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 56, 3108-3120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Navarro-Cia, M.

M. Navarro-Cıa, M. Beruete, M. Sorolla, and I. Campillo, "Negative refraction in a prism made of stacked subwavelength hole arrays," Opt. Express 16, 560-566 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, M. Navarro-Cıa, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla "Molding left- or right-handed metamaterials by stacked cutoff metallic hole arrays," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 55, 1514-1521 (2007).

Nemat-Nasser, S. C.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Osgood, R. M.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Padilla, W. J.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Panoiu, N. C.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Rodrigo, S. G.

A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schultz, S.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Siddiqui, O.

G. V. Eleftheriades, O. Siddiqui, and A. K. Iyer, "Transmission line models for negative refractive index media and associated implementations without excess resonators," IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. 13, 51-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sorolla, M.

Soukoulis, C. M.

Thio, T.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ulin-Avila, E.

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Valentine, J.

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Vier, D. C.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wegener, M.

Wolff, P. A.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zentgraf, T.

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, S.

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang,W. Fan, K. J. Malloy, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Near-infrared double negative metamaterials," Opt. Express 13, 4922-4930 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. (1)

G. V. Eleftheriades, O. Siddiqui, and A. K. Iyer, "Transmission line models for negative refractive index media and associated implementations without excess resonators," IEEE Microwave Wirel. Compon. Lett. 13, 51-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (2)

F. Medina, F. Mesa, and R. Marques, "Extraordinary transmission through arrays of electrically small holes from a circuit theory perspective," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 56, 3108-3120 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Beruete, I. Campillo, M. Navarro-Cıa, F. Falcone, and M. Sorolla "Molding left- or right-handed metamaterials by stacked cutoff metallic hole arrays," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. 55, 1514-1521 (2007).

Nature (London) (2)

J. Valentine, S. Zhang, T. Zentgraf, E. Ulin-Avila, D. A. Genov, G. Bartal, and X. Zhang, "Three-dimensional optical metamaterial with a negative refractive index," Nature (London) 455, 299-300 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, "Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays," Nature (London) 391, 667-669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Phys. Rev. A (1)

R. Gordon, "Bethe’s aperture theory for arrays," Phys. Rev. A 76, 053806 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, "Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184-4187 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Mary, S. G. Rodrigo, F. J. Garcia-Vidal, and L. Martin-Moreno, "Theory of negative-refractive-index response of double-fishnet structures," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, R. M. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, "Experimental Demonstration of Near-Infrared Negative-Index Metamaterials," Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

R. F. CollinField Theory of Guided Waves, (IEEE Press, New York 1991), 2nd Ed.,

S. Ramo, J. R. Whinnery, and T. Van Duzer, Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, (Wiley, New York 1994), 3rd Ed., pp. 263-264.

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, (Wiley, New York 1999), 3rd Ed.

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