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Physics and Applications of Negative Refractive Index Materials
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Book Description

Ever since their first experimental demonstration in 2000, the interest in metamaterials and negative refractive index materials has increased exponentially. This book covers the fundamental physical principles and emerging engineering applications of structured electromagnetic metamaterials that yield a negative refraction as well as other unexpected physical properties. It provides detailed explanations on the history, development, and main achievements of metamaterials.

This book discusses the design, optimization, and testing of structured metamaterials as well as their applications at frequencies ranging from radio wave to optical. It also explores novel concepts and phenomena, such as the perfect lens for super-resolution imaging, hyper lenses that couple the near-field to radiative modes, electromagnetic cloaking and invisibility, and near-field optical imaging.

Copublished by CRC Press


Book Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780819473998
Volume: PM186

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Features of this book:

  • Provides clear, comprehensive coverage of the entire area of metamaterials and negative refractive index
  • Offers enough introductory material for beginners with an undergraduate-level background in electromagnetism and mathematics
  • Discusses the most fundamental physical properties of metamaterials, including the negative refraction and its origins, modified Snell's law and modified Mie scattering, the reversed Doppler shift, reversed Goos–Hanchen shift, and reversed Cerenkov radiation
  • Describes the modeling of structured materials and effective medium parameter retrieval procedures
  • Presents an insightful discussion on perfect lenses and the design of super lenses with subwavelength image resolution
  • Covers the propagation of waves in anistotropic media, indefinite media, and bianisotropic media
  • Draws analogies between left-handed media and photonic crystals

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