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Coherent and incoherent metamaterials and order-disorder transitions

By N. Papasimakis, V.A. Fedotov, Y.H. Fu, D.P. Tsai and N.I. Zheludev

Abstract

We present a concept of "coherent" and "incoherent" metamaterials, which show distinctly different resonant behavior upon disordering of their initially regular lattices. In the case of a coherent metamaterial a regular ensemble of metamolecules exhibits a collective narrow-band response that becomes broader and eventually disappears with increasing disorder, while in an incoherent metamaterial the disorder has little effect on the structure's resonant properties

Topics: QC, TK
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.soton.ac.uk:78866
Provided by: e-Prints Soton
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