Synthesis of low-loss metamaterials with negative index in the visible domain

Autores UPV
Revista Modern Physics Letters B


Over the last decade, negative index media have attracted much attention due to their potential applications, especially the possibility of constructing superlenses. However, achieving high-performance negative-index metamaterials at visible frequencies, where this kind of media could find many applications, still remains a challenge. In this article, we provide a brief overview of the main routes for the implementation of metamaterials with negative index in this band, with a special focus on the so-called fishnet metamaterial. We pay particular attention to a specific fishnet configuration that recently allowed for the experimental demonstration of a low-loss and polarization-insensitive negative-index band in the visible regime.