Optical properties of metal nanowires

Andrey K. Sarychev, Vladimir P. Drachev, Hsiao Kuan Yuan, Viktor A. Podolskiy, Vladimir M. Shalaev

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Optical properties of metal nanowires and nanowire composite materials are studied experimentally and theoretically. We suggest that a nanowire composite, constructed from parallel pairs of nanowires has both effective magnetic permeability and dielectric permittivity negative in the visible and near-infrared spectral ranges due to resonant excitation of surface plasmon polaritons. Experimental results confirm excitation of surface plasmons polaritons in periodical array of nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventNanotubes and Nanowires - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Aug 20034 Aug 2003


  • Left-handed materials
  • Nanowires
  • Optical properties
  • Plasmonic materials


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