Metamaterials: from Linear to Nonlinear Optics.pdf

Metamaterials: from Linear to Nonlinear Optics.pdf


Natalia M. Litchinitser is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research interests include linear and nonlinear optics in metamaterials, photonic devices, and optical communications. Dr. Litchinitser earned a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1997 from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's degree in physics in 1993 from the Moscow State University in Russia. Prior to coming to the SUNY at Buffalo, she conducted research at the University of Michigan. Natalia Litchinitser previously held a position of a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies and later at Optical Fiber Solutions Laboratories where she received the R&D 100 Award (team award) for development of Tunable Dispersion Compensator. She was also awarded Aileen S. Andrew Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct a postdoctoral research at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Litchinitser authored 5 invited book chapters, and over 70 journal and conference research papers. Vladimir M. Shalaev, the Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, specializes in nanophotonics, plasmonics, and optical metamaterials. He made pioneering contributions to the optics of fractal and percolation composites, their applications for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and to the field of optical metamaterials, including first experimental observation (collectively with his research team at Purdue University) of negative refractive index in the optical range and magnetism across the entire visible range. Prof. V. Shalaev received several awards for his research in the field of nanophotonics and metamaterials. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. Prof. Shalaev is a Co-/Editor for five books in the area of nanoscale optics and an Editorial Board Member for a number of research journals. He co-/authored two books, twenty invited book contributions and about 300 research publications.

1. Beyond Imagination of Nature 1.1 Introduction to Metamaterials 1.2 Negative Index Materials (NIMs): Left-Handed Properties 1.3 Superlens 1.4 From Theory to Microwave Experiments 2. Going Optical 2.1 Magnetism in Optics 2.2 Design Approaches and Principles 2.2.1 Metal-Dielectric Metamaterials 2.2.2 Photonic Crystals 2.2.3 Anisotropic Waveguides 2.2.4 Nano-Transmission Lines 2.2.5 Organic and Uniaxial Gyrotropic Crystals 2.2.6 Atomic Systems 2.3 Electrodynamics of Metal-Dielectric Metamaterials 2.4 Numerical Modeling and Design of NIMs 2.5 Laboratory Realizations of NIMs: Progress and Challenges 3. Nonlinear Metamaterials 3.1 Nonlinear Optics in Magnetic Metamaterials 3.2 Backward Phase-Matching 3.3 Nonlinear NIMs 3.3.1 Second-Harmonic Generation 3.3.2 Optical Parametric Amplification 3.3.3 Guided-Wave Structures: Bistability and Gap Solitons 3.3.4 Layered NIMs Structures 3.3.5 Pulse Propagation and Solitons 4. Graded-Index Optics: Unlimited Opportunities 4.1 Transformation Optics Approach 4.2 Cloaking 4.2.1 Microwave Cloak 4.2.2 Nonmagnetic Cloak 4.2.3 Experimental Progress 4.3 Transitional Phenomena: From Positive to Negative Index Materials 5. Metamaterials: From Fascination to Applications 5.1 Super-resolution 5.2 Photonic Nano-Circuits 5.3 Tunable Metamaterials 5.4 Refractive Index Engineering

Filling a real need for a book that can be used both as a textbook as well as a contemporary reference, this monograph is unique in its focus on the basic theory of linear and nonlinear light-matter interactions in metamaterials. As such, it covers various modern approaches to their design and fabrication, as well as a variety of novel applications enabled by these unusual materials. Written with a broad audience in mind, ranging from graduate students specializing in physics, optics and electrical engineering, to scientists and engineers conducting active research in nanophotonics or developing novel applications of metamaterials.


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