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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2012, Article ID 161402, 16 pages
Research Article

Extension of the Multipole Approach to Random Metamaterials

Institut für Angewandte Physik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Max Wien Platz 1, 07743 Jena, Germany

Received 1 July 2012; Accepted 11 September 2012

Academic Editor: Natalia M. Litchinitser

Copyright © 2012 A. Chipouline et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Influence of the short-range lateral disorder in the meta-atoms positioning on the effective parameters of the metamaterials is investigated theoretically using the multipole approach. Random variation of the near field quasi-static interaction between metaatoms in form of double wires is shown to be the reason for the effective permittivity and permeability changes. The obtained analytical results are compared with the known experimental ones.