A metamaterial comprising an ordered array of four metallic L-shaped components designed to operate in the mid-IR frequency regime has been fabricated and characterized. The fourfold rotational symmetry of the unit cell should suppress the undesirable bianisotropy observed for split-ring resonators. Nanoimprint lithography was used to demonstrate scalability for mass production. A dipole plasmon resonance with a negative permittivity and a magnetic resonance with a negative permeability were observed at wavelengths of 3.7 and 5.25 μm, respectively, in agreement with theoretical predictions.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)