Zeroth-order transmission resonance in hyperbolic metamaterials

Zun Huang, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Evgenii E. Narimanov, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

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We present a new approach to subwavelength optical confinement, based on hyperbolic media in planar Fabry-Perot geometry. Unlike higher-order resonance modes in indefinite metamaterial cavities, the predicted resonance corresponds to 0th-order mode and can be observed in planar systems. Our approach combines subwavelength light confinement with strong radiative coupling, enabling a practical planar design of nanolasers and subwavelength waveguides. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology