Optical properties of two-dimensional magnetoelectric point scattering lattices

P. Lunnemann, I. Sersic, A.F. Koenderink

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We explore the electrodynamic coupling between a plane wave and an infinite two-dimensional periodic lattice of magnetoelectric point scatterers, deriving a semianalytical theory with consistent treatment of radiation damping, retardation, and energy conservation. We apply the theory to arrays of split ring resonators and provide a quantitative comparison of measured and calculated transmission spectra at normal incidence as a function of lattice density, showing excellent agreement. We further show angle-dependent transmission calculations for circularly polarized light and compare with the angle-dependent response of a single split ring resonator, revealing the importance of cross coupling between electric dipoles and magnetic dipoles for quantifying the pseudochiral response under oblique incidence of split ring lattices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number245109
Pages (from-to)1-9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


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