The Fourth Quadrant in the epsilon, mu Plane: A New Frontier in Optics

TitleThe Fourth Quadrant in the epsilon, mu Plane: A New Frontier in Optics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEconomou EN, Kafesaki M, Soukoulis CM, Koschny T
Journal TitleJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Volume6
Pages1827-1836
Date Published08/01
ISBN Number1546-1955
Accession NumberISI:000269887100007
Keywordsdiffraction limit, frequencies, hyperlens, left-handed materials, metamaterials, negative refractive index, negative refractive-index, permeability, permittivity, split-ring resonators
Abstract

We review and analyze some of the novel and unique characteristics of the electromagnetic wave propagation in materials of both negative electrical permittivity and magnetic permeability, known as left-handed materials. Main steps and recent developments towards the realization and exploitation of such materials are described, while emphasis is given to the attempts for "extension" of left-handed materials towards the optical regime. There, some of the main advances and challenges are analyzed and discussed.

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DOI10.1166/Jctn.2009.1245