Bulk properties of metamaterials

C. Rockstuhl, C. Menzel, T. Paul, C. Helgert, E. Pshenay-Severin, J. Petschulat, A. Chipouline, T. Pertsch, F. Lederer

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The properties of metamaterials made of an increasing number of discrete functional layers are analyzed. Convergence of the effective properties towards their bulk counterparts is observed if the light propagation in the metamaterial is dominated by a single eigenmode. The effective properties of the finite structure will be compared to the properties of the infinite structure for which an effective refractive index can be derived from the dispersion relation. The dispersion relation is furthermore shown to be useful in deriving angle dependent effective material parameters. They are compared to the effective properties obtained from a finite slab by applying a dedicated retrieval procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetamaterials III
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMetamaterials III - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 7 Apr 200810 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceMetamaterials III


  • Bulk properties
  • Localized plasmon polaritons
  • Metamaterials
  • Negative index materials


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