Abstract

The fabrication and characterization of a novel metamaterial that shows negative index in the visible (blue) is reported. The real part of the negative index of this metamaterial at 405 nm, comprising co-sputtered SiC + Ag nanoparticle mixture on a glass substrate, is deduced from results of double Michelson interferometry setup which shows a negative phase delay. It is numerically verified that this metamaterial can yield near-field super-resolution imaging for both TE and TM polarizations.

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P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

2009 (1)

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

A.-G. Kussow, A. Akyurtlu, A. Semichaevsky, and N. Angkawisittpan, “MgB2-based negative refraction index metamaterial at visible frequencies: Theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. B 76(19), 195123 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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2000 (1)

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1974 (1)

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V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of ε and μ,” Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509–514 (1968).

Akyurtlu, A.

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Angkawisittpan, N.

A.-G. Kussow, A. Akyurtlu, A. Semichaevsky, and N. Angkawisittpan, “MgB2-based negative refraction index metamaterial at visible frequencies: Theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. B 76(19), 195123 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Aylo, R.

P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

Banerjee, P. P.

P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

Dolling, G.

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Enkrich, C.

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fang, N.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Sub-diffraction-limited optical imaging with a silver superlens,” Science 308(5721), 534–537 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hell, S. W.

Higginson, K.

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kasiviswanathan, S.

B. C. Mohanty and S. Kasiviswanathan, “Two-prism setup for surface plasmon resonance studies,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76(3), 033103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kussow, A.-G.

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A.-G. Kussow, A. Akyurtlu, A. Semichaevsky, and N. Angkawisittpan, “MgB2-based negative refraction index metamaterial at visible frequencies: Theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. B 76(19), 195123 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Sub-diffraction-limited optical imaging with a silver superlens,” Science 308(5721), 534–537 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Limberopoulos, N.

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Linden, S.

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Merritt, C. D.

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mohanty, B. C.

B. C. Mohanty and S. Kasiviswanathan, “Two-prism setup for surface plasmon resonance studies,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76(3), 033103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nehmetallah, G.

P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

Pendry, J. B.

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rogers, S.

P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

Schultz, S.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science 292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Semichaevsky, A.

A.-G. Kussow, A. Akyurtlu, A. Semichaevsky, and N. Angkawisittpan, “MgB2-based negative refraction index metamaterial at visible frequencies: Theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. B 76(19), 195123 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shelby, R. A.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science 292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, D. R.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science 292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, H. I.

H. I. Smith, “Fabrication techniques for surface-acoustic wave and thin-film optical devices,” Proc. IEEE 62(10), 1361–1387 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C. M.

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sun, C.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Sub-diffraction-limited optical imaging with a silver superlens,” Science 308(5721), 534–537 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veselago, V. G.

V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of ε and μ,” Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509–514 (1968).

Wegener, M.

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wichmann, J.

Zhang, X.

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Sub-diffraction-limited optical imaging with a silver superlens,” Science 308(5721), 534–537 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

N. Limberopoulos, A. Akyurtlu, K. Higginson, A.-G. Kussow, and C. D. Merritt, “Negative refractive index metamaterials in the visible spectrum based on MgB2/SiC composites,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 95(2), 023306 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A.-G. Kussow, A. Akyurtlu, A. Semichaevsky, and N. Angkawisittpan, “MgB2-based negative refraction index metamaterial at visible frequencies: Theoretical analysis,” Phys. Rev. B 76(19), 195123 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. IEEE (1)

H. I. Smith, “Fabrication techniques for surface-acoustic wave and thin-film optical devices,” Proc. IEEE 62(10), 1361–1387 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

P. P. Banerjee, G. Nehmetallah, R. Aylo, and S. Rogers, “Nanoparticle-Dispersed Metamaterial Sensors for Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging (ACAI) applications,” Proc. SPIE 8165, 81651G (2011).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

B. C. Mohanty and S. Kasiviswanathan, “Two-prism setup for surface plasmon resonance studies,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76(3), 033103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Science (3)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science 292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Fang, H. Lee, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Sub-diffraction-limited optical imaging with a silver superlens,” Science 308(5721), 534–537 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science 312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. Usp. (1)

V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of ε and μ,” Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509–514 (1968).

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