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What is a good conductor for metamaterials or plasmonics

TitleWhat is a good conductor for metamaterials or plasmonics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSoukoulis, CM, Koschny, T, Tassin, P, Shen, NH, Dastmalchi, B
JournalNanophotonics
Volume4
Pagination69-74
Date Published01
Type of ArticleReview
ISBN Number2192-8606
Accession NumberWOS:000356885100005
Keywordsag, conductors, Graphene, metals, metamaterials, negative-index metamaterial, optics, plasmonics, refractive-index, wavelengths
Abstract

We review conducting materials like metals, conducting oxides and graphene for nanophotonic applications. We emphasize that metamaterials and plasmonic systems benefit from different conducting materials. Resonant metamaterials need conductors with small resistivity, since dissipative loss in resonant metamaterials is proportional to the real part of the resistivity of the conducting medium it contains. For plasmonic systems, one must determine the propagation length at a desired level of confinement to estimate the dissipative loss.

DOI10.1515/nanoph-2014-0013
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