Advanced Materials

Advanced Optical Metamaterials

Authors

  • Thomas Paul,

    1. Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Optics Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Christoph Menzel,

    1. Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Optics Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Carsten Rockstuhl,

    1. Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Optics Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Falk Lederer

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Optics Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany)
    • Institute of Condensed Matter Theory and Optics Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany).
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Abstract

A new class of bulk metamaterials is proposed, which are assembled of functional layers with differing layout properties, as shown in the figure. These enhanced degrees of freedom allow to design metamaterials, which perform optically in a predefined manner. We apply this approach to design isotropic metamaterials and metamaterials in which light propagates free of diffraction.

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