Journal of the Korean Physical Society

pISSN 0374-4884 eISSN 1976-8524


Condensed Matter

Published online January 15, 2006    

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Impedance Matching Plasmonic Metamaterials to Vacuum

J. W. Lee, M. A. Seo, J. Y. Sohn, D. J. Park, Y. H. Ahn, D. S. Kim, S. C. Jeoung and Q-Han Park

J. Korean Phys. Soc. 48(1), 103 (2006)


We report on a 100 \% transmission in one- and two-dimensional plasmonic metamaterials in the terahertz frequency range. At a specific frequency at which the plasmonic meta material is perfectly impedance matched to vacuum, the metal material becomes essentially invisible. In the case of a two-dimensional array of square holes, perfect impedance matching occurs when the effective dielectric constant becomes --2 for samples with hole coverages larger than 0.19. In a one-dimensional array of slits, transmission becomes 100 \% when a symmetric eigenmode is excited and therefore the system becomes effectively impedance-matched.