Design-related losses of double-fishnet negative-index photonic metamaterials

  • Author:

    G. Dolling, M. Wegener, C. M. Soukoulis, and S. Linden

  • Source: Opt. Express 15, 11536 (2007)
  • Date: 27.8.2007
  • Abstract:

    The literature regarding the influence of the hole shape on the performance, especially on the losses, of negative-index metamaterials on the basis of the so-called double-fishnet structure is unclear. We investigate this aspect in a systematic theoretical study showing that the figure of merit can differ by as much as a factor of 2.5 between rectangular and circular holes, respectively.