A tunable left-handed transmission is demonstrated experimentally in a ferromagnetic/ferroelectric composite metamaterial (CMM) consisting of an array of yttrium iron garnet (YIG) rods combined with barium strontium titanate (BST) rods. We observed a passband in the CMM within the overlap of the stop bands of YIG rods alone and BST rods alone. Both measured phase velocity and refractive index of the CMM are shown to be negative at the relevant frequency range. The frequency showing left handedness can be adjusted continuously, dynamically, and reversibly by an applied magnetic field with a sensitive response of 3.5 GHz/kOe.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)