From science fiction to science laboratories Discover the State of the Art in Photonic Metamaterials Metamaterials—composite media with unusual optical properties—have revolutionized the landscape of optical science and engineering over the past decades. Metamaterials have transformed science-fiction-like concepts of superresolution imaging and optical cloaking to the realm of science laboratories, and further promise to transform these into the realm of our everyday life. This new era of optical metamaterials calls for the development of experimental and theoretical methods capable of analyzing optical behavior on the multitude of scales—from the nanometer scale of individual inhomogeneity, to the micrometer level and the larger scale of metamaterials-based devices. Tutorials in Metamaterials offers a collection of chapters that were designed as self-contained tutorials describing photonic metamaterials and the state of the art in metamaterials research. Chapters cover: Linear and nonlinear properties of photonic metamaterials and their potential applications Fabrication techniques for optical metamaterials, ranging from electron-beam lithography, focused ion beam milling, and nanoimprint lithography to direct laser writing Recent achievements in metatamerial research at visible, IR, and microwave frequencies Novel applications of metamaterials for light guiding, steering, and refraction Efforts to compensate and eliminate optical loss by introducing optical gain into the metamaterial matrix A comprehensive overview of metamaterial photonics, this reference is suitable for graduate students as well as physicists and engineers interested in entering this dynamic new field.
Metamaterials—artificially structured materials with engineered electromagnetic properties—have enabled unprecedented flexibility in manipulating electromagnetic waves and producing new functionalities. This book details recent advances in the study of optical metamaterials, ranging from fundamental aspects to up-to-date implementations, in one unified treatment. Important recent developments and applications such as superlens and cloaking devices are also treated in detail and made understandable. The planned monograph can serve as a very timely book for both newcomers and advanced researchers in this extremely rapid evolving field.
This book addresses artificial materials including photonic crystals (PC) and metamaterials (MM). The first part is devoted to design concepts: negative permeability and permittivity for negative refraction, periodic structures, transformation optics. The second part concerns PC and MM in stop band regime: from cavities, guides to high impedance surfaces. Abnormal refraction, less than one and negative, in PC and MM are studied in a third part, addressing super-focusing and cloaking. Applications for telecommunications, lasers and imaging systems are also explored.
Dielectric Metamaterials: Fundamentals, Designs and Applications links fundamental Mie scattering theory with the latest dielectric metamaterial research, providing a valuable reference for new and experienced researchers in the field. The book begins with a historical, evolving overview of Mie scattering theory. Next, the authors describe how to apply Mie theory to analytically solve the scattering of electromagnetic waves by subwavelength particles. Later chapters focus on Mie resonator-based metamaterials, starting with microwaves where particles are much smaller than the free space wavelengths. In addition, several chapters focus on wave-front engineering using dielectric metasurfaces and the nonlinear optical effects, spontaneous emission manipulation, active devices, and 3D effective media using dielectric metamaterials. Highlights a crucial link in fundamental Mie scattering theory with the latest dielectric metamaterial research spanning materials, design and applications Includes coverage of wave-front engineering and 3D metamaterials Provides computational codes for calculating and simulating Mie resonances
|Author||: Antonello Andreone|
|Publisher||: World Scientific|
|Release Date||: 2011|
|ISBN 10||: 9814355194|
|Pages||: 548 pages|
This volume focuses on a research field that has emerged in the last decade as one of the most promising and rapidly advancing. The interest towards photonic crystals and metamaterials and their strategic importance are evident in the steadily growing rate of topical publications, the recent creation of topical journals, conferences and workshops promoted by several scientific societies, the research efforts at international level, and the number of proposed novel applications based on them. The various contributions, by renowned scientists from academia and industry, address wide-ranging topics, including aspects pertaining to modeling, phenomenologies, experiments, technologies and applications.
Optics and photonics offer new and vibrant approaches to meeting the challenges of the 21st century concerning energy conservation, education, agriculture, personal health and the environment. One of the most effective ways to address these global problems is to provide updated and reliable content on light-based technologies. Optical thin films and meta-materials, lasers, optical communications, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, liquid crystal technology, nanophotonics and biophotonics all play vital roles in enriching our lives. We hope to raise readers’ awareness of how optical technologies are now promoting sustainable development and providing reliable solutions to basic human needs. Furthermore, in order to broaden new research fields, we hope to inspire them to pursue further cutting-edge breakthroughs on the basis of the accomplishments that have already been made.
Photonic Crystal Metasurface Optoelectronics, Volume 101, covers an emerging area of nanophotonics that represents a new range of optoelectronic devices based on free-space coupled photonic crystal structures and dielectric metasurfaces. Sections in this new release include Free-space coupled nanophotonic platforms, Fano resonances in nanophotonics, Fano resonances in photonic crystal slabs, Transition from photonic crystals to dielectric metamaterials, Photonic crystals for absorption control and energy applications, Photonic crystal membrane reflector VCSELs, Fano resonance filters and modulators, and Fano resonance photonic crystal sensors. Presents the latest in an emerging area of research with great potentials for research and commercialization Includes sections written by world leading researchers in the field
Transformation electromagnetics is a systematic design technique for optical and electromagnetic devices that enables novel wave-material interaction properties. The associated metamaterials technology for designing and realizing optical and electromagnetic devices can control the behavior of light and electromagnetic waves in ways that have not been conventionally possible. The technique is credited with numerous novel device designs, most notably the invisibility cloaks, perfect lenses and a host of other remarkable devices. Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications presents a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly growing area of transformation electromagnetics and related metamaterial technology with contributions on the subject provided by a collection of leading experts from around the world. On the theoretical side, the following questions will be addressed: “Where does transformation electromagnetics come from?,” “What are the general material properties for different classes of coordinate transformations?,” “What are the limitations and challenges of device realizations?,” and “What theoretical tools are available to make the coordinate transformation-based designs more amenable to fabrication using currently available techniques?” The comprehensive theoretical treatment will be complemented by device designs and/or realizations in various frequency regimes and applications including acoustic, radio frequency, terahertz, infrared, and the visible spectrum. The applications encompass invisibility cloaks, gradient-index lenses in the microwave and optical regimes, negative-index superlenses for sub-wavelength resolution focusing, flat lenses that produce highly collimated beams from an embedded antenna or optical source, beam concentrators, polarization rotators and splitters, perfect electromagnetic absorbers, and many others. This book will serve as the authoritative reference for students and researchers alike to the fast-evolving and exciting research area of transformation electromagnetics/optics, its application to the design of revolutionary new devices, and their associated metamaterial realizations.
|Author||: S. Beri,P. Tassin,G. Craggs|
|Publisher||: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA|
|Release Date||: 2010-09-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9054876506|
|Pages||: 235 pages|
Containing the proceedings of an annual symposium, this collection of research articles explores the role of optics in lasers, communication systems, sensors, and quantum electronics.
Metamaterials:Theory, Design, and Applications goes beyond left-handed materials (LHM) or negative index materials (NIM) and focuses on recent research activity. Included here is an introduction to optical transformation theory, revealing invisible cloaks, EM concentrators, beam splitters, and new-type antennas, a presentation of general theory on artificial metamaterials composed of periodic structures, coverage of a new rapid design method for inhomogeneous metamaterials, which makes it easier to design a cloak, and new developments including but not limited to experimental verification of invisible cloaks, FDTD simulations of invisible cloaks, the microwave and RF applications of metamaterials, sub-wavelength imaging using anisotropic metamaterials, dynamical metamaterial systems, photonic metamaterials, and magnetic plasmon effects of metamaterials.
|Author||: Olivier Vanbésien,Emmanuel Centeno|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2014-03-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1118649419|
|Pages||: 128 pages|
This book shows how dispersion engineering in two dimensional dielectric photonic crystals can provide new effects for the precise control of light propagation for integrated nanophotonics. Dispersion engineering in regular and graded photonic crystals to promote anomalous refraction effects is studied from the concepts to experimental demonstration via nanofabrication considerations. Self collimation, ultra and negative refraction, second harmonic generation, mirage and invisibility effects which lead to an unprecedented control of light propagation at the (sub-)wavelength scale for the field of integrated nanophotonics are detailed and commented upon.
|Release Date||: 2018|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Abstract : Rapid progress in developing electromagnetic devices and in governing the wave propagation during last years caused renewed interest to dielectric materials. First, engineered dielectric structures with spatial dispersion of their parameters came to replace uniform substrates in antennas and other resonance devices. Then additional boom of dielectric applications was caused by the possibility to employ dielectrics as materials of artificial media. Later, attention of researchers was attracted to properties of the media composed of dielectric resonators (DRs). Currently DRs are used to create metamaterials - the media with unprecedented properties, which cannot be found in nature. Dielectric photonic crystals and metamaterials are considered as the most perspective materials for photonics, since they can be integrated in devices without loss problems, which characterize, for example, plasmonic techniques. Recently, a booming interest emerged to employing in photonics directional light scattering from dielectric particles, since the wavelengths of this light could be controlled by dimensions of particles and their dielectric permittivity. Our work followed basic innovations, which defined contemporary employment of dielectrics in electromagnetics and photonics. In particular, we started from working out new engineering approaches to developing dielectric substrates in patch structures inspired by microstrip patch antennas, which are proposed to serve as MRI RF probes (Chapter 2). Then we redirected our attention to the problems, which restricted employment of dielectrics in left-handed media. In particular, we have shown that negative refraction in all-dielectric metamaterials is irrelevant to Mie resonances in dielectric elements (Chapter 3). Next, we turned to analysis of problems defining directional scattering from dielectric metasurfaces and have demonstrated that the nature of observed phenomena cannot be correctly understood without accounting for strong interaction between "atoms" of metasurafces (Chapter 4). Finally we discussed selected problems met at implementation of photonic crystals in the media of transformation optics based devices and have shown that some of the problems can be solved at employing the phenomenon of self-collimation, characteristic for periodic photonic structures (Chapter 5).