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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4041–4043

Gouy phase of optical beams in anisotropic indefinite metamaterials

Hai-Xu Cui, Fan Ye, Teng-Fei Li, Qing-Hua Guo, and Jing Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4041-4043 (2012)

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The Gouy phase shift of optical beams in anisotropic indefinite metamaterials displays extraordinary characteristics because of the presence of anisotropic magnetic and electric responses. We propose a simple interpretation of these characteristics from the unusual dispersion relation of the optical waves in the metamaterials, which influences the expectation value of the axial propagation constant of the focused beam.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2012
Published: September 21, 2012

Hai-Xu Cui, Fan Ye, Teng-Fei Li, Qing-Hua Guo, and Jing Chen, "Gouy phase of optical beams in anisotropic indefinite metamaterials," Opt. Lett. 37, 4041-4043 (2012)

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