Metamaterials: electromagnetic enhancement at zero-index transition

Natalia M. Litchinitser, The State University of New York at Buffalo
Andrei I. Maimistov, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Ildar R. Gabitov, University of Arizona
Roald Z. Sagdeev, University of Maryland College Park
Vladimir M. Shalaev, Birck Nanotechnology Center and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

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Resonant enhancement of electromagnetic waves propagating at oblique incidence in metamaterials, with dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability linearly changing from positive to negative values, has been predicted and theoretically studied. This effect occurs for both TE and TM polarizations near the point where a refractive index changes its sign. Our model elucidates the unique features of the resonant enhancement in "positive-to-negative transition" metamaterials for a broad frequency range from microwaves to optics.


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology