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Zero-average index band-gap edges in m-bonacci metamaterial multilayers
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Paper Abstract

We examine quasiperiodic multilayers arranged according to m-bonacci sequences that combine ordinary positive index materials and dispersive metamaterials with negative index in certain frequency ranges. When the averaged refractive index, in volume, of the multilayer equals zero, the structure does not propagate light waves and exhibits a forbidden band. In this contribution we recognize some approximated analytical expressions for the determination of the upper and lower limits of the above mentioned zero-average refractive index band gap.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7353, Metamaterials IV, 73531A (12 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821987
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Juan A. Monsoriu, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)
Ricardo A. Depine, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
María L. Martínez-Ricci, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Pedro Andrés, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Enrique Silvestre, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7353:
Metamaterials IV
Vladimir Kuzmiak; Peter Markos; Tomasz Szoplik, Editor(s)

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