Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 6 (2011)

Loss optimization in double fishnet metamaterials at telecommunication wavelengths

S. Iyer, S. Popov, A. T. Friberg


A hole shape optimization study was made for a double fishnet metamaterial producing a negative index of refraction within 1.4 - 1.5 μm. It is found that within these wavelengths, elliptical holes offer lower losses as compared to rectangular ones and theoretically produce the best figure of merit (FOM) of approximately 6.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2011.11008]

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