TITLE

Waveguiding in air by total external reflection from ultralow index metamaterials

AUTHOR(S)
Schwartz, Brian T.; Piestun, Rafael
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/5/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Metamaterials composed of metal-dielectric nanostructures can be engineered to have the real part of the effective refractive index less than unity at optical wavelengths. These materials show intriguing optical properties including total external reflection. We utilize this effect to design and analyze slab waveguide structures that guide visible light in an air core.
ACCESSION #
13605591

 

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