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Waveguiding light in air with ultralow index metamaterials
Author(s): Brian T. Schwartz; Rafael Piestun
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Paper Abstract

Metamaterials can be engineered to have the real part of the effective refractive index less than unity at optical wavelengths. These composite materials exhibit total external reflection and hence can be utilized in the cladding of hollow optical waveguides. We investigate the use of one- and two-dimensional silver-dielectric metamaterials in waveguides. In particular, we discuss the effects of scaling down the size of the metal features in the metamaterial.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5515, Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559851
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Brian T. Schwartz, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Rafael Piestun, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5515:
Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices
Elizabeth A. Dobisz; Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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