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Metamaterials as elemental base of nanophotonics and platform for modelling in physics

Metamaterials as elemental base of nanophotonics and platform for modelling in physics
Metamaterials as elemental base of nanophotonics and platform for modelling in physics
Patterning of thin metal films on the sub-wavelength scale can yield a range of functionalities invaluable for nanophotonic application. This includes mimicking properties of conventional bulk media such as anisotropy and girotropy, but most importantly nanoscale patterning can lead to new functionalities. This includes high-epsilon media, stop bands and narrow resonances with strong dispersion useful in optical delays. Nano-structured films can be electromagnetically "invisible", enforce asymmetry of light's propagation in the opposite directions, create sub-wavelength far-field concentrations of light and form the basis of coherent source of electromagnetic radiation, the "lasing spaser".

Electromagnetic metamaterials also provide a flexible platform for mimicking and modelling a broader physical realm. Keystone physics ideas and phenomena such as Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Bose-Einstein Condensation, the Mössbauer Effect, the Meissner Effect, anyons in High-Tc superconductors, parity violation in atoms anion are among those that could be intriguingly close mimicked in classical electromagnetic meta-materials.
Zheludev, N.I.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Zheludev, N.I. (2009) Metamaterials as elemental base of nanophotonics and platform for modelling in physics. Summer School on Plasmonics (SSOP), Porquerolles, France. 13 - 17 Sep 2009.

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Patterning of thin metal films on the sub-wavelength scale can yield a range of functionalities invaluable for nanophotonic application. This includes mimicking properties of conventional bulk media such as anisotropy and girotropy, but most importantly nanoscale patterning can lead to new functionalities. This includes high-epsilon media, stop bands and narrow resonances with strong dispersion useful in optical delays. Nano-structured films can be electromagnetically "invisible", enforce asymmetry of light's propagation in the opposite directions, create sub-wavelength far-field concentrations of light and form the basis of coherent source of electromagnetic radiation, the "lasing spaser".

Electromagnetic metamaterials also provide a flexible platform for mimicking and modelling a broader physical realm. Keystone physics ideas and phenomena such as Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Bose-Einstein Condensation, the Mössbauer Effect, the Meissner Effect, anyons in High-Tc superconductors, parity violation in atoms anion are among those that could be intriguingly close mimicked in classical electromagnetic meta-materials.

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Published date: 13 September 2009
Venue - Dates: Summer School on Plasmonics (SSOP), Porquerolles, France, 2009-09-13 - 2009-09-17

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Local EPrints ID: 169015
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/169015
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ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 08 Dec 2010 14:07
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:09

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