Experimental investigation of photonic band gap in one-dimensional photonic crystals with metamaterials

Yihang Chen, Xinggang Wang, Zehui Yong, Yunjuan Zhang, Zefeng Chen, Lianxing He, P. F. Lee, Helen L.W. Chan, Chi Wah Leung, Yu Wang

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Composite right/left-handed transmission lines with lumped element series capacitors and shunt inductors are used to experimentally realize the one-dimensional photonic crystals composed of single-negative metamaterials. The simulated and experimental results show that a special photonic band gap corresponding to zero-effective-phase (zero-φeff) may appear in the microwave regime. In contrast to the Bragg gap, by changing the length ratio of the two component materials, the width and depth of the zero-φeffgap can be conveniently adjusted while keeping the center frequency constant. Furthermore, the zero-φeffgap vanishes when both the phase-matching and impedance-matching conditions are satisfied simultaneously. These transmission line structures provide a good way for realizing microwave devices based on the zero-φeffgap.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1396-1400
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • Electromagnetic optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Photonic crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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