Spectroscopy of metamaterials from infrared top optical frequencies


Journal Article (Review)

We review both the theoretical electromagnetic response and the spectroscopic measurements of metamaterials. To critically examine published results for metamaterial structures operating in the range from terahertz to optical frequencies, we focus on protocols allowing one to extract the optical constants from experimental observables. We discuss the complexity of this task when applied to metamaterials exhibiting electric, magnetic, and magneto-optical response. The general theory of the electromagnetic response of such systems is presented and methods are described. Finally, we briefly overview possible solutions for implementing metamaterials with tunable resonant behavior. © 2006 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Padilla, WJ; Smith, DR; Basov, DN

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 404 - 414

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/JOSAB.23.000404

Citation Source

  • Scopus