Development of metamaterials with desired broadband optical properties

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

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The development of metamaterials that possess desired optical properties over a spectral band is a problem of fundamental importance; its solution could considerably improve the performance of many existing optical devices and allow new devices. Dealing with nanostructured metal/dielectric composites (subwavelength photonic crystals) with a specified spatial configuration, within the framework of the effective medium theory, we obtain an approximation for their effective permittivity. Then, making use of this approximation, we propose a scheme for designing above metamaterials. As practically important particular examples, we consider quasi-one-dimensional metamaterials with ultralow refractive index, a high absorption, and those possessing pass-band filtering properties.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number071907
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


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