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Title: Full-wave simulation of a three-dimensional metamaterial prism

In our article, a negative-index metamaterial prism based on a composite unit cell containing a split-ring resonator and a z-dipole is designed and simulated. The design approach combines simulations of a single unit cell to identify the appropriate cell design (yielding the desired negative-index behavior) together with subcell modeling (which simplifies the mesh representation of the resonator geometry and allows for a larger number of resonator cells to be handled). Furthermore, to describe the methodology used in designing a n = -1 refractive index prism, our results include the effective-medium parameters, the far-field scattered patterns, and the near-zone field distributions corresponding to a normally incident plane-wave excitation of the prism.
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  1. Electromagnetic Theory, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque NM
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0895-2477; 476511
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Microwave and Optical Technology Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0895-2477
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING; metamaterials; negative index; effective media; three-dimensional prism