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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Abstract

We performed theoretical and experimental investigations of the magnetic properties of metamaterials based on asymmetric double-wire structures. Using the multipole model for the description of metamaterials, we investigated the influence of the geometrical asymmetry of the structure on the macroscopic effective parameters. The results show that the larger wire in the system dominates the dynamics of the structure and defines the orientation and the strength of the microscopic currents. As a result the magnetization of the structure can be significantly enhanced for certain asymmetric configurations of the double-wire structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6269-6283
Number of pages15
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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