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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 662–681

Pulsed and CW Gaussian beam interactions with double negative metamaterial slabs

Richard W. Ziolkowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 662-681 (2003)

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The interactions of pulsed and continuous wave (CW) Gaussian beams with double negative (DNG) metatmaterials are considered. Sub-wavelength focusing of a diverging, normally incident pulsed Gaussian beam with a planar DNG slab is demonstrated. The negative angle of refraction behavior associated with the negative index of refraction exhibited by DNG metamaterials is demonstrated. The transmitted beam resulting from both 3-cycle and CW Gaussian beams that are obliquely incident on a DNG slab are shown to have this property. Gaussian beams that undergo total internal reflection from a DNG metamaterial slab are also shown to experience a negative Goos-Hänchen (lateral) shift. Several potential applications for these effects in the microwave and optical regimes are discussed.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

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Focus Issue: Negative refraction and metamaterials

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Richard Ziolkowski, "Pulsed and CW Gaussian beam interactions with double negative metamaterial slabs," Opt. Express 11, 662-681 (2003)

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