Low-Loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a negative index of refraction at visible wavelengths

Autores UPV
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Revista PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a low-loss multilayered metamaterial exhibiting a double-negative refractive index in the visible spectral range. To this end, we exploit a second-order magnetic resonance of the so-called fishnet structure. The low-loss nature of the employed magnetic resonance, together with the effect of the interacting adjacent layers, results in a figure of merit as high as 3.34. A wide spectral range of negative index is achieved, covering the wavelength region between 620 and 806 nm with only two different designs. © 2011 American Physical Society.