By changing unit cell configurations, we demonstrated enhancement of quality factors (Q-factors) of Fano resonance in optical metamaterials composed of asymmetric double bars. The Q-factors of Fano resonance at wavelengths around 1500 nm were extracted from absorption spectra, and the dependence of the degree of asymmetry was studied. Observed enhancement is qualitatively interpreted by dipole-dipole interactions, and destructive interactions were essential for achieving high Q-factors. These results will be useful for improving performance of potential applications using metamaterial resonators such as light emitting devises and sensors.
Enhanced quality factor of Fano resonance in optical metamaterials by manipulating configuration of unit cells
Yuto Moritake, Yoshiaki Kanamori, Kazuhiro Hane; Enhanced quality factor of Fano resonance in optical metamaterials by manipulating configuration of unit cells. Appl. Phys. Lett. 23 November 2015; 107 (21): 211108. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4936385
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