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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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3D and 2D Metamaterials at Infrared Optical Frequencies
24 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Igal Brener, Mohammad Mayy, Amanda Harding
Metamaterials (MM) provide for new ways of manipulating light and achieving complex functionality due to the ability to control the spatial distribution of the permittivity and permeability. This full functionality usually requires complex 3D assemblies of subwavelength resonators that are very...
[Illinois] Biophotonics 2012: Plasmonics and Metamaterials
04 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Logan Liu
Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials
11 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nader Engheta
In recent years, in my group we have been working on various aspects of metamaterials and plasmonic nano-optics. We have introduced and been developing the concept of "metatronics", i.e. metamaterial-inspired optical nanocircuitry, in which the three fields of "electronics", "photonics" and...
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Negative Refraction, Light Pressure and Attraction, Equation E=mc2 and Wave-particle Dualism
24 Feb 2011 | | 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 relation E = mc ^ 2.
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 28 - Molding the Flow of Light and Sound With Metamaterials
27 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 15 - Foundation of Nanophotonics
04 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Kent D Choquette
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 16 - Plasmonics and Metamaterials
04 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang
Photonic Metamaterials: From Linear to Nonlinear Optics
14 Dec 2010 | | 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 manipulation. While an enormous progress has been made in the field of linear optics of uniform...
PhotonicsCL: Photonic Cylindrical Multilayer Lenses
20 Oct 2010 | | 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 | | 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 electromagnetic structures. Starting in 2000 with the first report of a “left-handed” metamaterial, for which...
McCoy Lecture: Transforming Light with Metamaterials: A New Paradigm for the Science of Light
19 Dec 2009 | | 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 photonic devices to the nanometer scale because of the fundamental diffraction limit. Metamaterials can...
BNC Annual Research Review: Transforming Light with Metamaterials
02 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Transformation Optics at Optical Frequencies
02 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: John Pendry
Metamaterials, i.e. artificial materials with rationally designedgeometry, composition, and arrangement of nanostructured building blocksare opening a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties andfunctionalities that are unattainable with naturally occurringmaterials....
Metamaterials with low loss and gain
27 Jan 2010 | | 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 aimed at the reduction of loss and the stimulated emission in nanoplasmonic systems with gain will...
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 20: Squeezing Photons (and Sound) Into Metamaterials
03 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang
Squeezing Photons and Sound Into MetamaterialsTopics: From Microscope to Nanoscope The Diffraction Limit Near Field Optical Superlensing Physics of Surface Plasmon How to Build An Optical Superlens Surface Energy Mediated Growth of Ag Demonstration of Plasmonic Nanoscope Development of Superlens...
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 11: Plasmonics, Metamaterials
27 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang
Plasmonics, Meta-MaterialsTopics: New Frontiers of Photonics What Are Meta-Materials? Electromagnetic Meta-Materials Effective Medium Properties Plasmonic "Atoms" and "Crystals" Plasmonic Response Physics of Surface Plasmon Artificial Magnetism Split Ring Resonators The Swiss Roll Structure...
PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
23 Jun 2009 | | 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
03 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials
Hyperlens Design Solver
18 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Matt Swanson, Xingjie Ni, zubin jacob, Alexander V. Kildishev
Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities