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

2011
Fang A A; Huang Z X; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2011. Overcoming the losses of a split ring resonator array with gain. Optics Express. 19:12688-12699. abstract
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Zhao R; Koschny T; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2011. Repulsive Casimir forces with finite-thickness slabs. Physical Review B. 83:075108. abstract
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Zhao R; Zhang L; Zhou J; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2011. Conjugated gammadion chiral metamaterial with uniaxial optical activity and negative refractive index. Physical Review B. 83:035105. abstract
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Shen N H; Massaouti M; Gokkavas M; Manceau J M; Ozbay E; Kafesaki M; Koschny T; Tzortzakis S; Soukoulis C M . 2011. Optically Implemented Broadband Blueshift Switch in the Terahertz Regime. Physical Review Letters. 106:037403. abstract
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Guney D O; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2011. Surface plasmon driven electric and magnetic resonators for metamaterials. Physical Review B. 83:045107. abstract
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2010
Li Z F; Zhao R K; Koschny T; Kafesaki M; Alici K B; Colak E; Caglayan H; Ozbay E; Soukoulis C M . 2010. Chiral metamaterials with negative refractive index based on four "U" split ring resonators. Applied Physics Letters. 97:081901. abstract
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Soukoulis C M; Wegener M . 2010. Optical Metamaterials-More Bulky and Less Lossy. Science. 330:1633-1634. abstract
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Zhang L; Tassin P; Koschny T; Kurter C; Anlage S M; Soukoulis C M . 2010. Large group delay in a microwave metamaterial analog of electromagnetically induced transparency. Applied Physics Letters. 97:241904. abstract
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Zhao R K; Tassin P; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2010. Optical forces in nanowire pairs and metamaterials. Optics Express. 18:25665-25676. abstract
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Zhao R; Zhou J; Koschny T; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2010. Comment on "Repulsive Casimir Force in Chiral Metamaterials'' Reply. Physical Review Letters. 105:189302. abstract
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