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Metamaterial analogue of the Mossbauer effect

Fedotov, V.A., Papasimakis, N., Bitzer, A., Walther, M. and Zheludev, N.I. (2009) Metamaterial analogue of the Mossbauer effect At European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC ), Germany. 14 - 19 Jun 2009.

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We report on intriguing behavior of an electromagnetic metamaterial that presents a phenomenological analogue of the Mossbauer effect, where the metamaterial resonance becomes narrower and stronger with increasing number of meta-molecules in the array structure, similarly to how the broad gamma-emission line collapses in crystalline media Such behavior was observed in both the microwave and THz parts of the spectrum in the so-called trapped-mode metamaterial, a high-Q metamaterial that has recently been introduced by the authors [1] and shown to have a range of interesting applications characteristic to essentially quantum systems, such as lasing spaser [2] and metamaterial analogue of the electromagnetically induced transparency and the Fano resonances [3].

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Published date: 14 June 2009
Additional Information: EJ3.2
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the XIth European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC ), Germany, 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-19


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Author: V.A. Fedotov
Author: N. Papasimakis ORCID iD
Author: A. Bitzer
Author: M. Walther
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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