Nanostructured metamaterials with broadband optical properties

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

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We propose and develop a technique for designing a special class of nonmagnetic metamaterials possessing desired dielectric and optical properties over a broad frequency band. The technique involves the design of nanostructured metallodielectric materials (photonic crystals) with a special layered geometry where the metal content in each layer has to be determined using a fitting procedure. For illustration, we demonstrate the performance of our technique for tailoring metamaterials having epsilonnear- zero and on-demand refractive index (real or imaginary part) over a frequency band. One-, two-, as well as three-dimensional geometries have been considered. In the one-dimensional and two-dimensional cases, the results of semi-analytical calculations are validated by ab initio FDTD simulations.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)143-156
Number of pages14
JournalOptical Materials Express
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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