Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 441-460

Vol. 52 Issue 3 pp. 441-460

Polarization dependent high refractive index metamaterial with metallic dielectric grating structure in infrared band

Jianmin Li, Peng Chen, Bo Fang, Jinhui Cai, Le Zhang, Yinglai Wu, Xufeng Jing


metamaterials, high refractive index, infrared band


According to the theory of high refractive index of metamaterials, a composite structure of metal dielectric grating was designed to achieve high refractive index in infrared band. Based on the S-parameter inversion algorithm, we extracted the effective permittivity, the effective permeability, and the effective refractive index of the designed metamaterial. By changing the geometric parameters of the composite grating metamaterial structure, the effective refractive index of the designed metamaterial reaches more than 8.0 at the infrared resonance frequency. This is a high refractive index that many natural materials cannot achieve. It is noteworthy that the metamaterial structure has obvious polarization sensitivity. The metamaterial structure has both high refractive index and wide-band zero refractive index properties when different polarized light is incident. At the same time, we further investigate the influence of metamaterial geometric parameters on the effective refractive index of metamaterials. Also, we propose a double grating metamaterial structure to obtain more degrees of freedom of metamaterial on the effective refractive index.

Vol. 52
Issue 3
pp. 441-460

1.36 MB
OPTICA APPLICATA - a quarterly of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology