META 2021, META'12

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Dissipative loss in metamaterials and plasmonics
P. Tassin, Thomas Koschny, Maria Kafesaki, Costas M. Soukoulis

Last modified: 2012-02-25


We present a comparison of different conductors and their resulting dissipative loss when used in metamaterials and plasmonic systems. For resonant metamaterials, we derive a figure-of-merit for the performance of conducting materials, and we apply it to metals, conducting oxides, high-Tc superconductors and graphene. For metamaterials, we discuss the dissipative loss of surface plasmon polaritons on graphene.