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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Hyperbolic and Anistropic Metamaterial (QThP)

Spontaneous emission near hyperbolic metamaterials

Zubin Jacob, Igor Smolyaninov, and Evgenii Narimanov  »View Author Affiliations


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We show that there is an infinite local-density-of-states in the near-field of a hyperbolic metamaterial. This leads to spontaneous emission into metamaterial resonance cones opening the route to quantum-optics with metamaterials.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

Z. Jacob, I. Smolyaninov, and E. Narimanov, "Spontaneous emission near hyperbolic metamaterials," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThP5.

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