Vortrag: Broadband negative refraction due to discrete plasmon diffraction

This talk "Broadband negative refraction due to discrete plasmon diffraction" was presented by Arian Kriesch in Boston in December 2014. It is a summary of recent research results on negative refraction and superlensing that were accomplished together with Howard Lee, Daniel Ploss, Stanley Burgos, Harry A. Atwater and Ulf Peschel at the Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics, University of Erlangen, Germany and at Caltech, Pasadena, USA.

(c) 2014 by Arian Kriesch with citations as indicated. Some images on slide 2 are from references (3) and (5) and are (c) 2006 Veselago et al. and Nature Publishing group and (c) 2013 Poddubny et al. and Nature Publishing group.


(1) Kriesch, A.; Burgos, S. P.; Ploss, D.; Pfeifer, H.; Atwater, H. A.; Peschel, U. "Functional plasmonic nanocircuits with low insertion and propagation losses", Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 4539–4545, doi:10.1021/nl402580c.

(2) Lee, H. W. H.; Papadakis, G.; Burgos, S. P. .; Chander, K.; Kriesch, A.; Pala, R.; Peschel, U.; Atwater, H. A. "Nanoscale conducting oxide PlasMOStor", Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 6463–6468, doi:10.1021/nl502998z.

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(4) Veselago, V. G. "The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of μ and ε", Sov. Phys. Uspekhi 1968, 10, 509–514, doi:10.1070/PU1968v010n04ABEH003699.

(5) Poddubny, A.; Iorsh, I.; Belov, P.; Kivshar, Y. "Hyperbolic metamaterials" Nat. Photonics 2013, 7, 948–957, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.243.

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(7) Yao, J.; Liu, Z.; Liu, Y.; Wang, Y.; Sun, C.; Bartal, G.; Stacy, A. M.; Zhang, X. "Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires." Science 2008, 321, 930, doi:10.1126/science.1157566.