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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 12, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Cavities and Left-Handed Materials (FTuD)

Left-handed materials have a positive refractive index

Yi-Fan Chen, Peer Fischer, and Frank W.. Wise

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2004.FTuD4


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Abstract

A theoretical analysis of the electromagnetic energy density in left-handed media shows that, contrary to prior assertions, such media do not exhibit negative refractive indices. The insight gained from this analysis resolves contradictory predictions about left-handed media in the literature.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Citation
Y. Chen, P. Fischer, and F. W. Wise, "Left-handed materials have a positive refractive index," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FTuD4.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2004-FTuD4


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