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

2009
Wang B N; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Wide-angle and polarization-independent chiral metamaterial absorber. Physical Review B. 80:033108. abstract
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Fang A; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Optical anisotropic metamaterials: Negative refraction and focusing. Physical Review B. 79:245127. abstract
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Fang A; Koschny T; Wegener M; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Self-consistent calculation of metamaterials with gain. Physical Review B. 79:241104. abstract
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Wang B N; Zhou J F; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Nonplanar chiral metamaterials with negative index. Applied Physics Letters. 94:151112. abstract
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Shen N H; Kafesaki M; Koschny T; Zhang L; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Broadband blueshift tunable metamaterials and dual-band switches. Physical Review B. 79:161102. abstract
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Tassin P; Zhang L; Koschny T; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Planar designs for electromagnetically induced transparency in metamaterials. Optics Express. 17:5595-5605. abstract
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Zhou J F; Dong J F; Wang B N; Koschny T; Kafesaki M; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Negative refractive index due to chirality. Physical Review B. 79:121104. abstract
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Guney D O; Koschny T; Kafesaki M; Soukoulis C A . 2009. Connected bulk negative index photonic metamaterials. Optics Letters. 34:506-508. abstract
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Tassin P; Zhang L; Koschny T; Economou E N; Soukoulis C M . 2009. Low-Loss Metamaterials Based on Classical Electromagnetically Induced Transparency. Physical Review Letters. 102:053901. abstract
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Plum E; Zhou J; Dong J; Fedotov V A; Koschny T; Soukoulis C M; Zheludev N I . 2009. Metamaterial with negative index due to chirality. Physical Review B. 79:035407. abstract
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