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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000080153

Predicting Observable Quantities of Self-Assembled Metamaterials from the T-Matrix of Its Constituting Meta-Atom

Suryadharma, Radius; Rockstuhl, Carsten

Self-assembled metamaterials attract considerable interest as they promise to make isotropic bulk metamaterials available at low costs. The optical response of self-assembled metamaterials is derived predominantly from the response of its individual constituents, i.e., the meta-atoms. Beyond effective properties, primary experimentally observable quantities, such as specific cross-sections, are at the focus of interest as they are frequently considered when exploiting metamaterials in specific applications. This posses the challenge of predicting these observable quantities for a diluted ensemble of randomly oriented meta-atoms. Thus far, this has been achieved by either averaging the optical response of the meta-atom across all possible incident fields or by restricting the consideration to only an electric and magnetic dipolar response. This, however, is either time-consuming or imposes an unnecessary limitation. Here, we solve this problem by deriving and presenting explicit expressions for experimentally observable quantities of metamaterials made from randomly arranged and oriented meta-atoms characterized by their T-matrix.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik (TFP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1996-1944
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-801534
KITopen ID: 1000080153
HGF-Programm 43.23.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Materials
Band 11
Heft 2
Seiten 213
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagworte metamaterials; self-assembled; photonics; scattering; chirality; plasmonics
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