Experimental demonstration of sharp Fano resonance in optical metamaterials composed of asymmetric double bars

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated Fano resonance in metamaterials composed of asymmetric double bars (ADBs) in the optical region. ADB metamaterials were fabricated by a lift-off method, and the optical spectra were measured. Around a wavelength of 1100 nm, measured optical spectra clearly showed sharp Fano resonance due to weak asymmetry of the ADB structures. The highest-quality factor (Q-factor) of the Fano resonance was 7.34. Calculated spectra showed the same tendency as the experimental spectra. Moreover, in a Fano resonant condition, out of phase of induced current flowing along each bar was revealed by electromagnetic field calculations. These antiphase currents decreased radiative loss of the Fano mode, resulting in a high Q-factor of the Fano resonance in ADB metamaterials. As the degree of asymmetry became small, the Q-factor decreased, and the Fano resonance disappeared because the effect of Joule loss became significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4057-4060
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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