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Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to provide properties which may not be readily available in nature. These materials usually gain their properties from structure rather than composition, using the inclusion of small inhomogeneities to enact effective macroscopic behavior.
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NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
Purdue University Office of Engagement
Purdue Research Park
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Negative Refraction, Light Pressure and Attraction, Equation E=mc2 and Wave-particle Dualism
24 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago
The process of transfer of radiation from the emitter to the receiver is considered. It is shown that the mass transferred by radiation is not always associated with portable energy by Einstein's...
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 28 - Molding the Flow of Light and Sound With Metamaterials
27 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 15 - Foundation of Nanophotonics
04 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 16 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials
04 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
Photonic Metamaterials: From Linear to Nonlinear Optics
14 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Natalia Litchinitser
Metamaterials open unparalleled opportunities for "engineering" previously inaccessible values of refractive indices from positive to near-zero and even negative values, and new avenues for light...
PhotonicsCL: Photonic Cylindrical Multilayer Lenses
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05 Nov 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Fan Gu, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev
Full wave simulation of cylindrical transformation optical lenses
Developments in Metamaterials and Transformation Optics
29 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David R. Smith
Metamaterials—artificially structured microcircuits that can mimic the electromagnetic response of atoms and molecules—have vastly expanded the opportunities available for the design of...
McCoy Lecture: Transforming Light with Metamaterials: A New Paradigm for the Science of Light
15 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
One of the most unique properties of light is that it can package information into a signal of zero mass and propagate it at the ultimate speed. It is, however, a daunting challenge to bring...
BNC Annual Research Review: Transforming Light with Metamaterials
Transformation Optics at Optical Frequencies
03 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Pendry
Metamaterials, i.e. artificial materials with rationally designed
geometry, composition, and arrangement of nanostructured building blocks
are opening a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic...
Metamaterials with low loss and gain
28 Jan 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mikhail A. Noginov
Optical loss caused by absorption in metal and a need for active control are among the major challenges of plasmonic metamaterials. Both can be addressed by utilizing optical gain. Recent efforts...
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 20: Squeezing Photons (and Sound) Into Metamaterials
09 Nov 2009 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
Squeezing Photons and Sound Into Metamaterials
From Microscope to Nanoscope
The Diffraction Limit
Near Field Optical Superlensing
Physics of Surface Plasmon
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 11: Plasmonics, Metamaterials
28 Oct 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
New Frontiers of Photonics
What Are Meta-Materials?
Effective Medium Properties
Plasmonic "Atoms" and...
PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
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21 Aug 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Zhengtong Liu, Fan Gu, Marcos Gabriel Pacheco, Joshua Borneman, Alexander V. Kildishev
Frequency domain simulation of single-period multilayer gratings and optical metamaterials upon TE/TM plane-wave incidence at arbitrary angles
Hyperlens Layer Designer
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials
Hyperlens Design Solver
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Xingjie Ni, zubin jacob, Alexander V. Kildishev
Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities
NCN Nanophotonics: Tutorials
20 Jun 2008 | Series
From among the many tutorial lectures available on the nanoHUB, we list a few that convey new approaches to optics, metamaterials, and photonics.
NCN Nanophotonics: Simulation Tools for Education and Research
Metamaterials, Part 3: Cloaking and Transformation Optics
01 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
Part 3/3. Metamaterials are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally occurring materials, thus enabling a family of new...