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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 640–648

Numerical study of electromagnetic waves interacting with negative index materials

Pavel Kolinko and David R. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 640-648 (2003)

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We study numerically the electromagnetic scattering properties of structures with negative indices of refraction. To perform this analysis, we utilize a commercial finite-element based electromagnetic solver (HFSS, Ansoft), in which a negative index material can be formed from mesh elements whose permittivity and permeability are both negative. In particular, we investigate the expected transmission characteristics of a finite beam incident on negative index prisms and lenses. We also confirm numerically the predicted superlens effect of an image formed by a planar slab with index n=-1, using two subwavelength (λ/20) slits as objects.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Pavel Kolinko and David Smith, "Numerical study of electromagnetic waves interacting with negative index materials," Opt. Express 11, 640-648 (2003)

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