Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials

Z. Jacob, J.Y. Kim, G.V. Naik, Alexandra Boltasseva, E. Narimanov, V.M. Shalaev

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    The photonic density of states (PDOS), like its electronic counterpart, is one of the key physical quantities governing a variety of phenomena and hence PDOS manipulation is the route to new photonic devices. The PDOS is conventionally altered by exploiting the resonance within a device such as a microcavity or a bandgap structure like a photonic crystal. Here we show that nanostructured metamaterials with hyperbolic dispersion can dramatically enhance the photonic density of states paving the way for metamaterial-based PDOS engineering.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Physics B
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)215-218
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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