The negative-index property of double-negative metamaterials and the effective matching property of single-negative metamaterials are used to achieve ultrathin laser cavities. Open and partially closed cavities are considered. Resonant enhancement of the output fields is demonstrated in both cases with a variety of metamaterial combinations.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2005
Richard W. Ziolkowski, "Ultrathin, metamaterial-based laser cavities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 451-460 (2006)