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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: B161–B169

Metamaterials: transforming theory into reality

Natalia M. Litchinitser and Vladimir M. Shalaev  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. B161-B169 (2009)

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Metamaterials constitute a new area of science that is expanding our fundamental understanding of the behavior of the propagation of electromagnetic waves and their interactions, and providing new solutions for a wide range of applications from optical communications and defense to biological imaging. In this brief review, we focus on recent progress in theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies of linear and nonlinear optical properties of negative index materials and in the emerging field of transformation optics.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2009
Published: November 30, 2009

Natalia M. Litchinitser and Vladimir M. Shalaev, "Metamaterials: transforming theory into reality," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, B161-B169 (2009)

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