We will investigate the surface plasmon (SP) resonances of a dielectric-sandwiched metamaterial thin film. The parameters of the metamaterial are chose so that it has both negative ? and ? in visible frequency range. We use transfer matrix method to calculate the attenuated total reflection (ATR) spectra of the layered system to investigate the variation of SP resonances and the associated resonance strength. The results show that, for both p- and s-polarized incident lights, the plasmonic resonances can be manipulated by changing the thickness of the metamaterial. Otherwise, the plasmonic resonance strength for each SP mode can be tuned to become a maximum with proper slab thickness and light frequency for both polarized lights. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.
- Left-handed material
- Transfer matrix method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering