Experimental demonstration of labyrinth-based left-handed metamaterials

Irfan Bulu, Humeyra Caglayan, Ekmel Ozbay

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In this present work, we propose and demonstrate a resonant structure that solves two major problems related to the split-ring resonator structure. One of the problems related to the split-ring resonator structure is the bianisotropy, and the other problem is the electric coupling to the magnetic resonance of the split-ring resonator structure. These two problems introduce difficulties in obtaining isotropic left-handed metamaterial mediums. The resonant structure that we propose here solves both of these problems. We further show that in addition to the magnetic resonance, when combined with a suitable wire medium, the structure that we propose exhibits left-handed transmission band. We believe that the structure we proposed may have important consequences in the design of isotropic negative index metamaterial mediums.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10238-10247
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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