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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1431–1433

Electrostatic theory for designing lossless negative permittivity metamaterials

Yong Zeng, Qi Wu, and Douglas H. Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1431-1433 (2010)

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We develop an electrostatic theory for designing bulk composites with effective lossless negative permittivities. The theory and associated design procedure are validated by comparing their predictions with those of rigorous full-wave simulations. It is demonstrated that the excitation of the Fröhlich mode (the first-order surface mode) of the constitutive nanoparticles plays a key role in achieving negative permittivities with compensated losses.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2010
Published: April 28, 2010

Yong Zeng, Qi Wu, and Douglas H. Werner, "Electrostatic theory for designing lossless negative permittivity metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 35, 1431-1433 (2010)

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