Infrared planar zero index metamaterials

Seokho Yun, Jeremy A. Bossard, Yan Tang, Douglas H. Werner, Theresa S. Mayer

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In this paper, we report an planar Zero Index Metamaterial operating in the far-Infrared. The structure, consisting of a Ag screen surrounded by a polyimide substrate and superstrate, was optimized using a genetic algorithm to have a low/zero refractive index with maximum transmission. The measured properties of the fabricated sample show the excellent agreement with the simulations, achieving Re[neff] ≈ 0.41 and T2 ≈-1.4 dB at 18.3 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics, PMETA_PLAS 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528926
StatePublished - 2010
EventPhotonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics, PMETA_PLAS 2010 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2010Jun 8 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherPhotonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics, PMETA_PLAS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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