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Near-field optical experiments on low-symmetry split-ring-resonator arrays

Near-field optical experiments on low-symmetry split-ring-resonator arrays
Author: D. Diessel, M. Decker, S. Linden, and M. Wegener links:
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Opt. Lett. 35, 3661 (2010)

Date: 27.10.2010

Abstract:

Effective symmetric and antisymmetric eigenmodes of coupled plasmonic resonances play a crucial role in many photonic metamaterials. Recently, we discussed a particular arrangement of metallic split-ring resonators that is planar, hence enabling direct experimental access to the different eigenmodes via near-field optical microscopy. In this Letter, corresponding optical experiments are presented and compared with simple theoretical modeling, providing a direct confirmation of our previous, more indirect conclusions.