Optical properties of metamaterials based on asymmetric double-wire structures

E. Pshenay-Severin, A. Chipouline, J. Petschulat, U. Hübner, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch

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The influence of the lateral asymmetry of the double-wires on the macroscopic effective parameters of the metamaterial was investigated using the multipole model. Investigations have shown that the system dynamics is dominated by the largest wire, which plasmonic oscillations define the orientation and the strength of the microscopic currents in the system. As a result the magnetization of the material can be enhanced for certain asymmetric configurations of the constitutive double-wires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetamaterials VI
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventMetamaterials VI - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Apr 201121 Apr 2011

Publication series

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


ConferenceMetamaterials VI
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


  • Asymmetric metamaterials
  • Multipole model


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