Experimental demonstration of a left-handed metamaterial operating at 100 GHz

M. Gokkavas*, K. Guven, I. Bulu, K. Aydin, R. S. Penciu, M. Kafesaki, C. M. Soukoulis, E. Ozbay

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The existence of a left-handed (LH) transmission band in a bulk composite metamaterial (CMM) around 100 GHz is demonstrated experimentally. The CMM consists of stacked planar glass layers on which periodic patterns of micron-scale metallic wires and split-ring resonators are fabricated. The LH nature of the CMM band is proved by comparing the transmission spectra of individual CMM components. Theoretical investigation of the CMM by transmission simulations and an inversion scheme for the retrieval of the effective permeability and permittivity functions supports the existence of LH behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number193103
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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