Coherent and incoherent metamaterials and order-disorder transitions

N. Papasimakis, V.A. Fedotov, Y.H. Fu, Din-ping Tsai, N.I. Zheludev

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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. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number041102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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