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Optical metamaterials for photonics applications
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses our investigation into artificial structures called metamaterials. Metamaterials make it possible to achieve electromagnetic properties not existing in nature. The investigation focuses on the modeling, fabrication and testing of metamaterials at optical frequencies. The main purpose of this research is to identify a method to fabricate the artificial structures. We identify limitations in the fabrication process which are used to build the metamaterials. Measured reflectance data from fabricated devices is then compared with modeled data to identify limitations affecting the "as-built" figure of merit (FOM). Understanding the parameters which limit the FOM will lead to device fabrication improvements and ultimately to components suitable for optical applications such as optical surveillance systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7468, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems, 74680H (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828509
Show Author Affiliations
Derrick Langley, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Ronald A. Coutu, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
LaVern A. Starman, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Stanley Rogers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7468:
Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems
David P. Casasent; Jean J. Dolne; Stanley Rogers; Thomas J. Karr; Victor L. Gamiz, Editor(s)

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