Experimental verification of an optical negative-index material

V. P. Drachev, W. Cai, U. Chettiar, H. K. Yuan, A. K. Sarychev, A. V. Kildishev, G. Klimeck, V. M. Shalaev

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Comprehensive studies for a periodic array of gold nanorod pairs demonstrate its unique optical properties, including a negative refractive index in the optical range. A graph is presented. Phase difference in transmission through the layer of pairs of gold rods of Sample A, for light polarized parallel and perpendicular to the rods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalLaser Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Interferometry
  • Negative index material
  • Negative refraction


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