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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 27789–27795

All-angle collimation of incident light in μ-near-zero metamaterials

Vladimir Yu. Fedorov and Takashi Nakajima  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 27789-27795 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.027789


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Abstract

We use the theory of inhomogeneous waves to study the transmission of light in μ-near-zero metamaterials. We find the effect of all-angle collimation of incident light, which means that the vector of energy flow in a wave transmitted to a μ-near-zero metamaterial is perpendicular to the interface for any incident angles if an incident wave is s-polarized. This effect is similar to the all-angle collimation of incident light recently found through a different theoretical framework in ε-near-zero metamaterials for a p-polarized incident wave [S. Feng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 193904 (2012)]. To provide a specific example, we consider the transmission of light in a negative-index metamaterial in the spectral region with a permeability resonance, and show that all-angle collimation indeed takes place at the wavelength for which the real part of permeability is vanishingly small.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2013
Published: November 5, 2013

Citation
Vladimir Yu. Fedorov and Takashi Nakajima, "All-angle collimation of incident light in μ-near-zero metamaterials," Opt. Express 21, 27789-27795 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-27789


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