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Light emission in nonlocal plasmonic metamaterials (Presentation Recording)

Paper Abstract

Plasmonic metamaterial composites are often considered to be promising building blocks for a number of applications that include subwavelength light manipulation, imaging, and quantum optics engineering. These applications often rely on effective medium response of metamaterial composites and require metamaterial to operate in exotic (hyperbolic, or epsilon-near-zero) regimes. However, the behaviour of metamaterials is often different from the predictions of effective medium. In this work we aim to understand the implications of composite nature of metamaterials on their optical properties. Plasmonic nanowire metamaterials are a convenient metamaterial platform that is capable of realization of ENZ, hyperbolic, and elliptic responses depending on light frequency and metamaterial geometry. In this work we show that the response of metamaterial in elliptical regime may be strongly affected by the additional electromagnetic wave that represents collective excitation of cylindrical surface plasmons in nanowire arrays. We present an analytical description of optical properties of additional wave and analyse the effect of this mode on quantum emitters inside nanorod metamaterials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2015
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9544, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2015, 95441H (5 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187613
Show Author Affiliations
Viktor A. Podolskiy, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Brian Wells, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Pavel Ginzburg, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Anatoly V. Zayats, King's College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9544:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2015
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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