Resonance linewidth and inhomogeneous broadening in a metamaterial array

Jenkins, Stewart D. and Ruostekoski, Janne (2012) Resonance linewidth and inhomogeneous broadening in a metamaterial array. Physical review B, 86 (20). ISSN 1550-235X

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We examine the effect of inhomogeneous broadening on the collective response of a planar metamaterial consisting of asymmetric split ring resonators. We show that such a response leads to a transmission resonance that can persist when the broadening of individual meta-atom resonance frequencies is roughly one half the frequency characterizing the split ring asymmetry. We also find that larger degrees of inhomogeneous broadening can drastically alter the cooperative response, destroying this resonance. The reduced effect of cooperative response due to inhomogeneous broadening may find applications in producing metamaterial samples that more closely mimic homogeneous magneto-dielectric medium with well-defined susceptibility and permittivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review B
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 123720
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2018 10:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 09:20

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