Design of metamaterials with predetermined optical properties for broadband applications

Anatoliy V. Goncharenko*, Vladimir U. Nazarov, Kuan Ren Chen

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Abstract

In terms of the effective medium theory, we develop a novel technique for designing nanostructured metamaterials (photonic crystals) with predetermined dielectric and optical properties over a frequency band. The technique is based on materials' architecture and reduces to the design of one-dimensional or two-dimensional nanostructured metal-dielectric composites with a specified graded geometry. As particular examples, we show how to tailor the materials with epsilonnear- zero (ENZ), ultralow-refractive-index (ULRI), and refractive index-near-unity (RINU) over a frequency band using a fitting procedure. The quality of fitting is discussed by the example of RINU metamaterials.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 201226 Jan 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8269
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period23/01/1226/01/12

Keywords

  • Metamaterials
  • effective medium theory
  • epsilon-near-zero
  • refractive-index-nearunity
  • ultralow refractive index

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