Third International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nanophotonics ( TaCoNa-Photonics 2010)

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Homogenization of metamaterials is very important as it makes possible description in terms of effective parameters. In this contribution we consider the homogenization of chiral metamaterials. We show that for some metamaterials there is an optimal meta-atom size which depends on the coupling between meta-atoms. We introduce numerical criterion of homogeneity on the basis of the Bloch modes dispersion diagram calculation and a tool to predict the homogeneity limit. We show that some metamaterials with strong coupling between meta-atoms cannot be considered as homogeneous at all.
Place: Bad Honnef, Germany
Period3 Nov 20105 Nov 2010
Event title3rd International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number3
LocationBad Honnef, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • homogenization
  • chiral metamaerial
  • effective parameters
  • Bloch modes
  • coupling effects