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What can replace metals in plasmonics and metamaterials? (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Jacob B. Khurgin

Paper Abstract

Large ohmic losses in metal is the main factor impeding the progress in plasmonics and metamaterials. An extensive effort to replace metals as materials of choice, especially in the infrared region of the spectrum with alternative materials, such as high-doped semiconductors, nitrides, or “Phononic” materials is currently under way. In this talk I will offer a critical assessment of how the alternative plasmonic materials stack up against noble metals in the infrared region and show that they face an uphill battle in the quest to replace metals.

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Date Published: 9 November 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9918, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016, 991825 (9 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238953
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Jacob B. Khurgin, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9918:
Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2016
Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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