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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2006
  • pp: 451–460

Ultrathin, metamaterial-based laser cavities

Richard W. Ziolkowski  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 451-460 (2006)

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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

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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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)

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  1. N. Engheta and R. W. Ziolkowski, "A positive future for double-negative metamaterials," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. , Special Issue on Metamaterial Structures, Phenomena, and Applications 53, 1535-1556 (2005). [CrossRef]
  2. N. Engheta, "An idea for thin subwavelength cavity resonators using metamaterials with negative permittivity and permeability," IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett. 1, 10-13 (2002). [CrossRef]
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  4. R. W. Ziolkowski and A. Kipple, "Application of double negative metamaterials to increase the power radiated by electrically small antennas," IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 51, 2626-2640 (2003). [CrossRef]
  5. R. W. Ziolkowski and A. D. Kipple, "Reciprocity between the effects of resonant scattering and enhanced radiated power by electrically small antennas in the presence of nested metamaterial shells," Phys. Rev. E 72, 036602 (2005). [CrossRef]
  6. R. W. Ziolkowski and A. Erentok, "Metamaterial-based efficient electrically small antennas," IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. (to be published).

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