Abstract

In this work, we present the design, numerical experiments, and analysis of a plasmonic metamaterial thin film based on subwavelength nano-notch loaded modified fishnet structures. The resulting device offers a simultaneous bandpass filtering functionality with a broad enhanced optical transmission window and a gapless negative-zero-positive index transition to enable polarization-independent passive beam-steering. This unique characteristic is made possible by the introduced subwavelength nano-notches, which provide fine tuning and hybridization of the external and internal surface plasmon polariton modes. This allows tailoring of the dispersive properties of the plasmonic metamaterial for broadband operation. Specifically, a multilayer nanostructured modified fishnet with feature sizes accessible by modern nanofabrication techniques is presented, exhibiting a broad passband at the mid-infrared wavelengths from 3.0 to 3.7 µm and stopbands elsewhere in the 2.5 ~4.5 µm window. The transmittance normalized to area is around 3 dB within the broad 20% bandwidth of the passband. Additionally, the effective index undergoes a smooth transition from negative unity through zero to positive unity with low loss within the passband. The physical mechanism and the angular dispersion of the metamaterial are analyzed in detail. Finally, full-wave simulations of a prism formed from this metamaterial are performed to demonstrate that the proposed structure achieves simultaneous polarization-insensitive passive beam-steering and filtering functionalities.

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Z. H. Jiang and D. H. Werner, “Compensating substrate-induced bianisotropy in optical metamaterials using ultrathin superstrate coatings,” Opt. Express21(5), 5594–5605 (2013).
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[PubMed]

2012 (3)

S. Yun, Z. H. Jiang, Q. Xu, Z. Liu, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Low-loss impedance-matched optical metamaterials with zero-phase delay,” ACS Nano6(5), 4475–4482 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Zhao, M. A. Belkin, and A. Alù, “Twisted optical metamaterials for planarized ultrathin broadband circular polarizers,” Nat Commun3, 870 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (8)

N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Yang, C. Sauvan, H. T. Liu, and P. Lalanne, “Theory of fishnet negative-index optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(4), 043903 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. H. Jiang, J. A. Bossard, X. Wang, and D. H. Werner, “Synthesizing metamaterials with angularly independent effective medium properties based on an anisotropic parameter retrieval technique coupled with a genetic algorithm,” J. Appl. Phys.109(1), 013515 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (1)

S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (4)

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Double-negative polarization-independent fishnet metamaterial in the visible spectrum,” Opt. Lett.34(10), 1603–1605 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission,” Opt. Express17(8), 6026–6031 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

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(10), 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Tang, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Single-layer metallodielectric nanostructures as dual-band midinfrared filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(26), 263106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Ruan and M. Qiu, “Enhanced transmission through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes: the role of localized waveguide resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(23), 233901 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

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. B70(11), 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (1)

D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markos, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients,” Phys. Rev. B65(19), 195104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1998 (1)

T. W. Ebbessen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1969 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alù, A.

Y. Zhao, M. A. Belkin, and A. Alù, “Twisted optical metamaterials for planarized ultrathin broadband circular polarizers,” Nat Commun3, 870 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Azad, A. K.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baca, A. J.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barnes, W. L.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bartal, G.

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,” Nature455(7211), 376–379 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Belkin, M. A.

Y. Zhao, M. A. Belkin, and A. Alù, “Twisted optical metamaterials for planarized ultrathin broadband circular polarizers,” Nat Commun3, 870 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bogart, G. R.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, L. Lin, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Tailoring dispersion for broadband low-loss optical metamaterials using deep-subwavelength inclusions,” Sci Rep3(3), 1571 (2013).
[PubMed]

Z. H. Jiang, J. A. Bossard, X. Wang, and D. H. Werner, “Synthesizing metamaterials with angularly independent effective medium properties based on an anisotropic parameter retrieval technique coupled with a genetic algorithm,” J. Appl. Phys.109(1), 013515 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Y. Tang, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Single-layer metallodielectric nanostructures as dual-band midinfrared filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(26), 263106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Braun, P.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cain, T.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Capasso, F.

N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Carlson, A.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chanda, D.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, H.-T.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chettiar, U. K.

S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Devaux, E.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dickson, W.

C. García-Meca, J. Hurtado, J. Martí, A. Martínez, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, “Low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(6), 067402 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dintinger, J.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Drachev, V. P.

S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebbesen, T. W.

W. L. Barnes, W. A. Murray, J. Dintinger, E. Devaux, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Surface plasmon polaritons and their role in the enhanced transmission of light through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes in a metal film,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92(10), 107401 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebbessen, T. W.

T. W. Ebbessen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Economou, E. N.

E. N. Economou, “Surface plasmons in thin films,” Phys. Rev.182(2), 539–554 (1969).
[CrossRef]

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,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
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S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
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N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
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C. García-Meca, J. Hurtado, J. Martí, A. Martínez, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, “Low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(6), 067402 (2011).
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R. Ortuño, C. García-Meca, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Role of surface plasmon polaritons on optical transmission through double layer metallic hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B79(7), 075425 (2009).
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C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission,” Opt. Express17(8), 6026–6031 (2009).
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C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Double-negative polarization-independent fishnet metamaterial in the visible spectrum,” Opt. Lett.34(10), 1603–1605 (2009).
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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(10), 103902 (2008).
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García-Vidal, F. J.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
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N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
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Genov, D. A.

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,” Nature455(7211), 376–379 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbessen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
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D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
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J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, “Theory of light amplification in active fishnet metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(16), 167405 (2011).
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Han, J.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
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Heaney, J. B.

Hess, O.

J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, “Theory of light amplification in active fishnet metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(16), 167405 (2011).
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C. García-Meca, J. Hurtado, J. Martí, A. Martínez, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, “Low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(6), 067402 (2011).
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Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, L. Lin, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Tailoring dispersion for broadband low-loss optical metamaterials using deep-subwavelength inclusions,” Sci Rep3(3), 1571 (2013).
[PubMed]

Z. H. Jiang and D. H. Werner, “Compensating substrate-induced bianisotropy in optical metamaterials using ultrathin superstrate coatings,” Opt. Express21(5), 5594–5605 (2013).
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S. Yun, Z. H. Jiang, Q. Xu, Z. Liu, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Low-loss impedance-matched optical metamaterials with zero-phase delay,” ACS Nano6(5), 4475–4482 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, F. Toor, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Conformal dual-band near-perfectly absorbing mid-infrared metamaterial coating,” ACS Nano5(6), 4641–4647 (2011).
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Z. H. Jiang, J. A. Bossard, X. Wang, and D. H. Werner, “Synthesizing metamaterials with angularly independent effective medium properties based on an anisotropic parameter retrieval technique coupled with a genetic algorithm,” J. Appl. Phys.109(1), 013515 (2011).
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Kafesaki, M.

J. Zhou, T. Koschny, M. Kafesaki, and C. Soukoulis, “Negative refractive index response of weakly and strongly coupled optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. B80(3), 035109 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kats, M. A.

N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
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Kildishev, A. V.

S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Koschny, T.

J. Zhou, T. Koschny, M. Kafesaki, and C. Soukoulis, “Negative refractive index response of weakly and strongly coupled optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. B80(3), 035109 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kotecki, C.

Lalanne, P.

J. Yang, C. Sauvan, H. T. Liu, and P. Lalanne, “Theory of fishnet negative-index optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(4), 043903 (2011).
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Lezec, H. J.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbessen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Lin, L.

Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, L. Lin, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Tailoring dispersion for broadband low-loss optical metamaterials using deep-subwavelength inclusions,” Sci Rep3(3), 1571 (2013).
[PubMed]

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,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, H. T.

J. Yang, C. Sauvan, H. T. Liu, and P. Lalanne, “Theory of fishnet negative-index optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(4), 043903 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, X.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Z.

S. Yun, Z. H. Jiang, Q. Xu, Z. Liu, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Low-loss impedance-matched optical metamaterials with zero-phase delay,” ACS Nano6(5), 4475–4482 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ma, Y.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maier, S. A.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Malloy, K. J.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maradudin, A. A.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3), 131–314 (2005).
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Markos, P.

D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markos, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients,” Phys. Rev. B65(19), 195104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Martí, J.

C. García-Meca, J. Hurtado, J. Martí, A. Martínez, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, “Low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(6), 067402 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission,” Opt. Express17(8), 6026–6031 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ortuño, C. García-Meca, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Role of surface plasmon polaritons on optical transmission through double layer metallic hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B79(7), 075425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Double-negative polarization-independent fishnet metamaterial in the visible spectrum,” Opt. Lett.34(10), 1603–1605 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Martínez, A.

C. García-Meca, J. Hurtado, J. Martí, A. Martínez, W. Dickson, and A. V. Zayats, “Low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(6), 067402 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Negative refractive index metamaterials aided by extraordinary optical transmission,” Opt. Express17(8), 6026–6031 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Ortuño, C. García-Meca, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Role of surface plasmon polaritons on optical transmission through double layer metallic hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B79(7), 075425 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. García-Meca, R. Ortuño, F. J. Rodríguez-Fortuño, J. Martí, and A. Martínez, “Double-negative polarization-independent fishnet metamaterial in the visible spectrum,” Opt. Lett.34(10), 1603–1605 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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(10), 103902 (2008).
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L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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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(10), 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mayer, T. S.

Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, L. Lin, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Tailoring dispersion for broadband low-loss optical metamaterials using deep-subwavelength inclusions,” Sci Rep3(3), 1571 (2013).
[PubMed]

S. Yun, Z. H. Jiang, Q. Xu, Z. Liu, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Low-loss impedance-matched optical metamaterials with zero-phase delay,” ACS Nano6(5), 4475–4482 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, F. Toor, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Conformal dual-band near-perfectly absorbing mid-infrared metamaterial coating,” ACS Nano5(6), 4641–4647 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Tang, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Single-layer metallodielectric nanostructures as dual-band midinfrared filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(26), 263106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mihi, A.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
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Murray, W. A.

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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. B70(11), 113102 (2004).
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S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ortuño, R.

Osgood, M. R.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Panoiu, N. C.

S. Zhang, W. Fan, N. C. Panoiu, K. J. Malloy, M. R. Osgood, and S. R. J. Brueck, “Demonstration of near-infrared negative-index materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.95(13), 137404 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pellerin, K. M.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pendry, J. B.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
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Z. Ruan and M. Qiu, “Enhanced transmission through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes: the role of localized waveguide resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(23), 233901 (2006).
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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(10), 103902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rodríguez-Fortuño, F. J.

Rogers, J. A.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
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Z. Ruan and M. Qiu, “Enhanced transmission through periodic arrays of subwavelength holes: the role of localized waveguide resonances,” Phys. Rev. Lett.96(23), 233901 (2006).
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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. B70(11), 113102 (2004).
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Sauvan, C.

J. Yang, C. Sauvan, H. T. Liu, and P. Lalanne, “Theory of fishnet negative-index optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(4), 043903 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schultz, S.

D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markos, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients,” Phys. Rev. B65(19), 195104 (2002).
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R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shalaev, V. M.

S. Xiao, V. P. Drachev, A. V. Kildishev, X. Ni, U. K. Chettiar, H.-K. Yuan, and V. M. Shalaev, “Loss-free and active optical negative-index metamaterials,” Nature466(7307), 735–738 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shelby, R. A.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shigeta, K.

D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A. J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun, and J. A. Rogers, “Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing,” Nat. Nanotechnol.6(7), 402–407 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Singh, R.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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. B70(11), 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markos, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients,” Phys. Rev. B65(19), 195104 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Experimental verification of a negative index of refraction,” Science292(5514), 77–79 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smolyaninov, I. I.

A. V. Zayats, I. I. Smolyaninov, and A. A. Maradudin, “Nano-optics of surface plasmon polaritons,” Phys. Rep.408(3), 131–314 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C.

J. Zhou, T. Koschny, M. Kafesaki, and C. Soukoulis, “Negative refractive index response of weakly and strongly coupled optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. B80(3), 035109 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C. M.

C. M. Soukoulis and M. Wegener, “Past achievements and future challenges in the development of three-dimensional photonic metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics5, 523–530 (2011).

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
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D. R. Smith, S. Schultz, P. Markos, and C. M. Soukoulis, “Determination of effective permittivity and permeability of metamaterials from reflection and transmission coefficients,” Phys. Rev. B65(19), 195104 (2002).
[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. B70(11), 113102 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tang, Y.

Y. Tang, J. A. Bossard, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Single-layer metallodielectric nanostructures as dual-band midinfrared filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett.92(26), 263106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, A. J.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tetienne, J.-P.

N. Yu, P. Genevet, M. A. Kats, F. Aieta, J.-P. Tetienne, F. Capasso, and Z. Gaburro, “Light propagation with phase discontinuities: generalized laws of reflection and refraction,” Science334(6054), 333–337 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thio, T.

L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, H. J. Lezec, K. M. Pellerin, T. Thio, J. B. Pendry, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Theory of extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(6), 1114–1117 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbessen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolf, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tian, Z.

J. Gu, R. Singh, X. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Ma, S. Zhang, S. A. Maier, Z. Tian, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, A. J. Taylor, J. Han, and W. Zhang, “Active control of electromagnetically induced transparency analogue in terahertz metamaterials,” Nat Commun3, 1151 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Toor, F.

Z. H. Jiang, S. Yun, F. Toor, D. H. Werner, and T. S. Mayer, “Conformal dual-band near-perfectly absorbing mid-infrared metamaterial coating,” ACS Nano5(6), 4641–4647 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsakmakidis, K. L.

J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, “Theory of light amplification in active fishnet metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.107(16), 167405 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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,” Nature455(7211), 376–379 (2008).
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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,” Nature455(7211), 376–379 (2008).
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Wang, X.

Z. H. Jiang, J. A. Bossard, X. Wang, and D. H. Werner, “Synthesizing metamaterials with angularly independent effective medium properties based on an anisotropic parameter retrieval technique coupled with a genetic algorithm,” J. Appl. Phys.109(1), 013515 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Warren, J. B.

Wegener, M.

C. M. Soukoulis and M. Wegener, “Past achievements and future challenges in the development of three-dimensional photonic metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics5, 523–530 (2011).

G. Dolling, C. Enkrich, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden, “Simultaneous negative phase and group velocity of light in a metamaterial,” Science312(5775), 892–894 (2006).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Unit cell geometry of the multilayer metallodielectric metamaterial with eight square subwavelength nano-notches. The structure has six gold layers and five dielectric spacer layers. The dimensions are p = 1985 nm, w = 807 nm, g = 341 nm, t = 46 nm and d = 76 nm. (b) The simulated transmittance/reflectivity. The inset shows a magnified view of the transmittance in the passband. (c) The retrieved effective index of refraction and impedance. (d) The retrieved effective permittivity and permeability.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the real part of the effective index (neff) as a function of the number of functional layers (N) for the multilayer modified fishnet structure.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Transmittance normalized to area. (b) Magnitude of the E-field distribution in the y-z plane at 3.31 µm. Arrows represent the directions of the E-fields. (c) Transmittance normalized to area for a single 276 nm thick gold layer perforated with the proposed air hole array. (d) The corresponding effective permittivity with a zero crossing at 3.3 µm. (e) Magnitude of the E-field (only Ey component) in the air hole waveguide at the wavelengths of 4.5, 3.7, 3.3, and 2.9 µm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) and (b) Magnitude of the H-field (only Hx component) distribution in the y-z plane at 3.85 µm and 2.85 µm, respectively. (c) and (d) Magnitude of the H-field distribution in the x-y plane at 3.85 µm and 2.85 µm, respectively. An area encompassing two by two unit cells is included.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Transmittance normalized to area and the retrieved index of refraction for nanostructured metamaterial with different nano-notch sizes (g = 217, 279, 310, 341, 372, 434 nm). The insets show the 3D view of the unit cell for each case. (b) The evolution of the wavelength of the external and internal ((0,1) and (1,1)) SPP modes as a function of the nano-notch size. Note that the jump in E-SPP at 403 nm is due to the merging of neighboring nano-notches.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Transmittance normalized to area (purple curves) as a function of both wavelength and angle of incidence under TE polarized wave illumination. Dispersion of the external SPP mode is plotted in blue dots (E-SPP). Dispersion of the first and second internal SPP modes are plotted in black ((0,1) I-SPP) and red ((1,1) I-SPP) dots, respectively.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Full-wave verification of impedance matched, polarization-independent metaprism (Media 1). (a) 3D tilted view of the configuration of the metaprism and orientation of the incident beam. The inset shows the side view of the metaprism. (b) Simulated reflectivity of the actual metamaterial prism for both TE and TM polarizations. (c) Snapshots of electric field distribution for TE polarization at different wavelengths. (d) Snapshots of electric field distribution for TM polarization at different wavelengths. Outside the passband, no light is transmitted through the metaprism. Within the passband, the light is refracted with the exiting beam at angles of 24°, 13° and 0° relative to the incident beam, corresponding to the negative unity, near-zero, and positive unity index bands, respectively. (e) Angle of refraction with respect to top surface normal as a function of wavelength in the passband of the metaprism for both TE and TM polarizations.

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T norm =T p 2 w 2 +8 g 2 .

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