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Negative-Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications

ISBN: 978-0-471-74474-0
316 pages
August 2005, Wiley-IEEE Press
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Learn about the revolutionary new technology of negative-refraction metamaterials

Negative-Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications introduces artificial materials that support the unusual electromagnetic property of negative refraction. Readers will discover several classes of negative-refraction materials along with their exciting, groundbreaking applications, such as lenses and antennas, imaging with super-resolution, microwave devices, dispersion-compensating interconnects, radar, and defense.

The book begins with a chapter describing the fundamentals of isotropic metamaterials in which a negative index of refraction is defined. In the following chapters, the text builds on the fundamentals by describing a range of useful microwave devices and antennas. Next, a broad spectrum of exciting new research and emerging applications is examined, including:
* Theory and experiments behind a super-resolving, negative-refractive-index transmission-line lens
* 3-D transmission-line metamaterials with a negative refractive index
* Numerical simulation studies of negative refraction of Gaussian beams and associated focusing phenomena
* Unique advantages and theory of shaped lenses made of negative-refractive-index metamaterials
* A new type of transmission-line metamaterial that is anisotropic and supports the formation of sharp steerable beams (resonance cones)
* Implementations of negative-refraction metamaterials at optical frequencies
* Unusual propagation phenomena in metallic waveguides partially filled with negative-refractive-index metamaterials
* Metamaterials in which the refractive index and the underlying group velocity are both negative

This work brings together the best minds in this cutting-edge field. It is fascinating reading for scientists, engineers, and graduate-level students in physics, chemistry, materials science, photonics, and electrical engineering.
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Table of Contents



1. Negative-Refractive-Index Transmission-Line Metamaterials (A. Iyer & G. Eleftheriades).

2. Passive Microwave Devices and Antennas Using Negative-Refractive-Index Transmission-Line Metamaterials (G. Eleftheriades).

3. Super Resolving Negative-Refractive-Index Transmission-Line Lenses (A. Grbic & G. Eleftheriades).

4. Gaussian Beam Interactions with DNG Metamaterials (R. Ziolkowski).

5. Negative Index Lenses (D. Schurig & D. Smith).

6. Planar Anisotropic Resonance-Cone Metamaterials (K. balmain & A. Lüttgen).

7. Negative Refraction and Subwavelength Imaging in Photonic Crystals (C. Luo & J. Joannopoulos).

8. Plasmonic Nanowire Metamaterials (A. Sarychev & V. Shalaev).

9. An Overview of Salient Properties of Planar Guided-Wave Structures with Double-Negative (DNG) and Single-Negative (SNG) Layers (A Alù  and N. Engheta).

10. Dispersion Engineering: The Use of Abnormal Velocities and Negative Index of Refraction to Control the Dispersive Effects (M. Mojahedi & G. Eleftheriades).


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Author Information

GEORGE V. ELEFTHERIADES, PhD, is Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. Dr. Eleftheriades is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and a holder of an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

KEITH G. BALMAIN, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. Dr. Balmain leads the Novel Microwave Technologies Thrust at the University's Nortel Institute for Telecommunications.

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"…a lot of useful information in this book…it definitely belongs on the shelves of all serious engineering and physics libraries…" (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, December 2005)
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