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Planar gradient index photonic metamaterials
Author(s): Zhuoyuan Wu; Serdar Yönak
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Paper Abstract

Metamaterials operating at optical frequencies, referred to as optical or photonic metamaterials, require features fabricated at a subwavelength scale from 50 nm to 1000nm. In this work a planar gradient index metamaterial is designed and demonstrated at optical frequencies by numerical simulation through a finite-difference time domain method in conjunction with an electromagnetic retrieval technique. We confirm the gradient by simulating the deflection of a light beam passing through a multilayer silver (Ag) and magnesium fluoride (MgF2) slab featured with specially designed nano-rectangular holes. The planar gradient index photonic metamaterials we propose can be fabricated by available nano-fabrication technologies. Optical tests can be performed since the designs are also based on the consideration of the frequency range available for evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8093, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications IV, 80931C (10 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886488
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Zhuoyuan Wu, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Serdar Yönak, Toyota Technical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8093:
Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications IV
Allan D. Boardman; Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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