Electric coupling to the magnetic resonance of split ring resonators

Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.52). 07/2004; DOI: 10.1063/1.1695439
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We study both theoretically and experimentally the transmission properties of a lattice of split ring resonators (SRRs) for different electromagnetic (EM) field polarizations and propagation directions. We find unexpectedly that the incident electric field E couples to the magnetic resonance of the SRR when the EM waves propagate perpendicular to the SRR plane and the incident E is parallel to the gap-bearing sides of the SRR. This is manifested by a dip in the transmission spectrum. A simple analytic model is introduced to explain this interesting behavior. Comment: 4 pages, 4 figures

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