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Hyperbolic Metamaterials

Igor I Smolyaninov


Hyperbolic metamaterials were originally introduced to overcome the diffraction limit of optical imaging. Soon thereafter it was realized that hyperbolic metamaterials demonstrate a number of novel phenomena resulting from the broadband singular behavior of their density of photonic states. These novel phenomena and applications include super-resolution imaging, new stealth technologies, enhanced quantum-electrodynamic effects, thermal hyperconductivity, superconductivity, and interesting gravitation theory analogs. This book reviews the typical material systems that exhibit hyperbolic behavior and outline important new applications of hyperbolic metamaterials, such as imaging experiments with plasmonic hyperbolic metamaterials and novel VCSEL geometries. It also looks at the potential applications of self-assembled photonic hypercrystals. This system bypasses 3D nanofabrication issues, which typically limit hyperbolic metamaterial applications. Photonic hypercrystals combine the most interesting features of hyperbolic metamaterials and photonic crystals.

About Editors

Igor Smolyaninov is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a recipient of the Scientific American 50 Award. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and received his PhD from the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 400 journal and conference papers and patents in various areas of surface optics, plasmonics, and electromagnetic metamaterials, and served as a principal investigator/technical lead on several NSF, CRDF and DARPA programs. He is a topical editor of Journal of the Optical Society of America B and a member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports, Journal of Optical Physics, and the Open Nanomedicine Journal. He was recognized in the 2011 Science News of the Year by Science News magazine for his research on hyperbolic metamaterials.

Table of Contents

1 Hyperbolic metamaterial geometries and basic properties
2 Super-resolution imaging using hyperbolic metamaterials: the hyperlens
3 Consequences of singular photonic density of states: radiative decay engineering, thermal hyper-conductivity,
and new stealth technologies
4 Photonic hyper-crystals
5 Superconducting hyperbolic metamaterials
6 Gravitation theory analogs based on hyperbolic metamaterials
7 Summary


Paperback ISBN: 9780750329040

Ebook ISBN: 9781681745664

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4565-7

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Series: IOP Series in Electromagnetics and Metamaterials


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