Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials

Xingjie Ni, Satoshi Ishii, Mark D. Thoreson, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Seunghoon Han, Sangyoon Lee, Alexander V. Kildishev

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Abstract

We have studied the dispersion relations of multilayers of silver and a dye-doped dielectric using four methods: standard effective-medium theory (EMT), nonlocal-effect-corrected EMT, nonlinear equations based on the eigenmode method, and a spatial harmonic analysis method. We compare the validity of these methods and show that metallic losses can be greatly compensated by saturated gain. Two realizable applications are also proposed. Loss-compensated metal-dielectric multilayers that have hyperbolic dispersion relationships are beneficial for numerous applications such as subwavelength imaging and quantum optics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25242-25254
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 2011

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harmonic analysis
quantum optics
nonlinear equations
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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Ni, X., Ishii, S., Thoreson, M. D., Shalaev, V. M., Han, S., Lee, S., & Kildishev, A. V. (2011). Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials. Optics Express, 19(25), 25242-25254. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025242
Ni, Xingjie ; Ishii, Satoshi ; Thoreson, Mark D. ; Shalaev, Vladimir M. ; Han, Seunghoon ; Lee, Sangyoon ; Kildishev, Alexander V. / Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials. In: Optics Express. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 25. pp. 25242-25254.
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Ni, X, Ishii, S, Thoreson, MD, Shalaev, VM, Han, S, Lee, S & Kildishev, AV 2011, 'Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials', Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 25, pp. 25242-25254. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025242

Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials. / Ni, Xingjie; Ishii, Satoshi; Thoreson, Mark D.; Shalaev, Vladimir M.; Han, Seunghoon; Lee, Sangyoon; Kildishev, Alexander V.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 19, No. 25, 05.12.2011, p. 25242-25254.

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Ni X, Ishii S, Thoreson MD, Shalaev VM, Han S, Lee S et al. Loss-compensated and active hyperbolic metamaterials. Optics Express. 2011 Dec 5;19(25):25242-25254. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025242