Metamaterials

Personnel

Project Leader(s):
Costas Soukoulis

Principal Investigators:
Thomas Koschny, Costas Soukoulis, Jigang Wang

Postdoctoral Research Associates:
Philippe Tassin, Lei Zhang,

Overview

The objective of this project is to obtain a better understanding of the physics of metamaterials, particularly left-handed materials. This project collectively has been, and continues to be, a prime mover and initiator of the development of left-handed materials, characterized by a negative index of refraction. This revolutionary concept originally prompted objections, based on perceived violations of causality, momentum conservation, and Fermat’s principle. This controversy is now settled, mainly through the work of this project, clearing the way for the following objectives to be addressed.

The work in this project will have deep impact on the BES Grand Challenge "how do we design and perfect atom- and energy-efficient syntheses of revolutionary new forms of matter with tailored properties?" and in current optical technologies, such as nanophotonics, optical communications, optical imaging, and optical circuitry. In addition, the novel nanofabrication and advanced characterization techniques involved in this program can be readily transferred to other DOE-related programs.

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Publications

2013
Massaouti M; Basharin A A; Kafesaki M; Acosta M F; Merino R I; Orera V M; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M; Tzortzakis S . 2013. Eutectic epsilon-near-zero metamaterial terahertz waveguides. Optics Letters. 38:1140-1142. abstract
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Basharin A A; Mavidis C; Kafesaki M; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2013. Epsilon near zero based phenomena in metamaterials. Physical Review B. 87:155130. abstract
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Fan Y C; Wei Z Y; Li H Q; Chen H; Soukoulis C M . 2013. Low-loss and high-Q planar metamaterial with toroidal moment. Physical Review B. 87:115417. abstract
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Fan Y C; Wei Z Y; Li H Q; Chen H; Soukoulis C M . 2013. Low-loss and high-Q planar metamaterial with toroidal moment. Physical Review B. 87:115417. abstract
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Zhang L; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2013. Creating double negative index materials using the Babinet principle with one metasurface. Physical Review B. 87:045101. abstract
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Ginis V; Tassin P; Soukoulis C M; Veretennicoff I . 2013. Enhancing Optical Gradient Forces with Metamaterials. Physical Review Letters. 110:057401. abstract
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2012
Kenanakis G; Zhao R; Stavrinidis A; Konstantinidis G; Katsarakis N; Kafesaki M; Soukoulis C M; Economou E N . 2012. Flexible chiral metamaterials in the terahertz regime: a comparative study of various designs. Optical Materials Express. 2:1702-1712. abstract
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Kafesaki M; Shen N H; Tzortzakis S; Soukoulis C M . 2012. Optically switchable and tunable terahertz metamaterials through photoconductivity. Journal of Optics. 14:114008. abstract
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Tassin P; Koschny T; Soukoulis C . 2012. Effective material parameter retrieval for thin sheets: Theory and application to graphene, thin silver films, and single-layer metamaterials. Physica B-Condensed Matter. 407:4062-4065. abstract
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Tassin P; Zhang L; Zhao R K; Jain A; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2012. Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and Absorption in Metamaterials: The Radiating Two-Oscillator Model and Its Experimental Confirmation. Physical Review Letters. 109:187401. abstract
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