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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18479–18484

Cherenkov radiation in anisotropic double-negative metamaterials

Zhaoyun Duan, Bae-Ian Wu, Jie Lu, Jin Au Kong, and Min Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18479-18484 (2008)

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We theoretically study reversed Cherenkov radiation (CR) in anisotropic double-negative metamaterials (DNMs) in general, and particularly in detail for one of the most practical cases, i.e., CR in a waveguide partially filled with anisotropic DNMs. The theory presented here provides a theoretical basis for possible experiments and potential applications. As an example, we discuss the physical properties of CR and the potential applications such as particle detectors and high-power sources.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.3618) Other areas of optics : Left-handed materials
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2008
Published: October 24, 2008

Zhaoyun Duan, Bae-Ian Wu, Jie Lu, Jin Au Kong, and Min Chen, "Cherenkov radiation in anisotropic double-negative metamaterials," Opt. Express 16, 18479-18484 (2008)

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