We summarize the benefits that negative index materials (NIMs), realizable in artificially constructed metamaterials, can have on both geometrical and wave optics. NIMs may lead to novel or improved future optical devices.
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(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
D. R. Smith and D. Schurig, " New Optics Using Negative Refraction," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper IWB1.
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