This article is focused on the physics and analysis of a new type of planar resonant particles: the open complementary split ring resonators (OCSRRs). These resonators are the complementary counterpart of the open split ring resonators (OSRRs), previously presented by some of the authors, and consist on a pair of concentric hooks etched on a metal layer in opposite orientation. Like OSRRs, OCSRRs are open resonators that can be excited by means of a voltage or current source. An accurate circuit model of the particle is proposed and experimentally validated by exciting the particle by means of a coplanar waveguide transmission line. It will be also shown that OCSRRs exhibit higher order resonance frequencies, which can be selectively suppressed by introducing additional elements, as derived from a simple analysis based on mode parity. Because of the small electrical size of OCSRRs, such particles are useful for the synthesis of planar metamaterials and microwave components. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Complementary split-ring resonator
- Split-ring resonator