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Metamaterials as a new elemental base for nanophotonics and a platform for modelling in physics

Metamaterials as a new elemental base for nanophotonics and a platform for modelling in physics
Metamaterials as a new elemental base for nanophotonics and a 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-filed 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 modeling a broader physical realm. Keystone physics ideas and phenomena such as Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Bose-Einstein Condensation, the Mössbauer Effect, the Meissner Effect, parity violation in atoms and the concept of anion are among those that could be intriguingly close mimicked in classical electromagnetic meta-materials.
Zheludev, Nikolay
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Zheludev, Nikolay
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Zheludev, Nikolay (2008) Metamaterials as a new elemental base for nanophotonics and a platform for modelling in physics. A*STAR IMRE Metamaterials Workshop. 10 Dec 2008.

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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-filed 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 modeling a broader physical realm. Keystone physics ideas and phenomena such as Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Bose-Einstein Condensation, the Mössbauer Effect, the Meissner Effect, parity violation in atoms and the concept of anion are among those that could be intriguingly close mimicked in classical electromagnetic meta-materials.

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Published date: 2008
Venue - Dates: A*STAR IMRE Metamaterials Workshop, 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-10
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 76299
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76299
PURE UUID: 2bbf046e-bdbb-429e-9c33-00d319fac153
ORCID for Nikolay Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2010
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:09

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