Based on analytical derivations and numerical simulations, we show that both reflection and transmission can be canceled at the surface of a metamaterial (MM) with a metal–dielectric stratified structure. Strong anisotropic absorption and the surface direction are found to play important roles in this phenomenon. For the angle between the surface and the layers of MMs above a critical value, only reflection is eliminated and transmission is permitted. Since they are not related to resonance, the phenomena can occur in a broad frequency range.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2009
Published: December 18, 2009
Jiong Yang, Xinhua Hu, Xin Li, Zheng Liu, Xunya Jiang, and Jian Zi, "Cancellation of reflection and transmission at metamaterial surfaces," Opt. Lett. 35, 16-18 (2010)