Special Section on Nanostructures Honoring Craig F. Bohren

Strategy for designing epsilon-near-zero nanostructured metamaterials over a frequency range

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Anatoliy V. Goncharenko, Kuan-Ren Chen

National Cheng Kung University, Department of Physics, 1 University Road, Tainan, Tainan 701 Taiwan

J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 041530 (February 4, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3332833
History: Received September 10, 2009; Revised January 21, 2010; Accepted January 22, 2010; February 4, 2010; April 14, 2010; Online February 04, 2010
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Abstract

In terms of the effective medium theory, we propose a general solution to such a fundamental problem as designing nanostructured materials with the very low permittivity (epsilon-near-zero metamaterials) over a frequency range. We show, in particular, that this can be accomplished for a columnar metal-dielectric composite consisting of parallel cylinders with varied thickness that resembles a forest of identical stems. The applicability of our method and some limitations are also discussed. Whilst the corresponding production procedure does not appear to be very simple, it nevertheless is realizable.

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Citation

Anatoliy V. Goncharenko and Kuan-Ren Chen
"Strategy for designing epsilon-near-zero nanostructured metamaterials over a frequency range", J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 041530 (February 4, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3332833


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