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Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial

Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial
Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial
Optical responses in conventional metamaterials based on plasmonic metal nanostructures are inevitably accompanied by Joule losses, which obstruct practical applications by limiting resonance quality factors and compromising the efficiency of metamaterial devices. Here we experimentally demonstrate a fully-dielectric metamaterial that exhibits a ‘trapped mode’ resonance at optical frequencies, founded upon the excitation by incident light of anti-parallel displacement currents in meta-molecules comprising pairs of parallel, geometrically dissimilar dielectric nano-bars. The phenomenon is demonstrated in the near-infrared part of the spectrum using silicon, showing that in principle strong, lossless resonant responses are possible anywhere in the optical spectral range.
1094-4087
26721-26728
Zhang, Jianfa
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Zhang, Jianfa
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Zhang, Jianfa, MacDonald, Kevin F. and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2013) Near-infrared trapped mode magnetic resonance in an all-dielectric metamaterial. Optics Express, 21 (22), 26721-26728. (doi:10.1364/OE.21.026721). (PMID:24216893)

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Optical responses in conventional metamaterials based on plasmonic metal nanostructures are inevitably accompanied by Joule losses, which obstruct practical applications by limiting resonance quality factors and compromising the efficiency of metamaterial devices. Here we experimentally demonstrate a fully-dielectric metamaterial that exhibits a ‘trapped mode’ resonance at optical frequencies, founded upon the excitation by incident light of anti-parallel displacement currents in meta-molecules comprising pairs of parallel, geometrically dissimilar dielectric nano-bars. The phenomenon is demonstrated in the near-infrared part of the spectrum using silicon, showing that in principle strong, lossless resonant responses are possible anywhere in the optical spectral range.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 29 October 2013
Published date: 4 November 2013
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 361247
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361247
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: e47e5ef4-27eb-4518-8376-a38a2c9afad7
ORCID for Kevin F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:38
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:56

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