The Ewald method is applied to accelerate the evaluation of the Green's function (GF) of an infinite equispaced linear array of point sources with linear phasing. Only a few terms are needed to evaluate Ewald sums, which are cast in terms of error functions and exponential integrals, to high accuracy. It is shown analytically that the choice of the standard… (More)
 Accurate and efficient computation of periodic free-space Green's functions using the Ewald method is considered for three cases: a 1-D array of line sources, a 1-D array of point sources, and a 2-D array of point sources. A limitation on the numerical accuracy when using the ''optimum'' E parameter (which gives optimum asymptotic convergence) at high… (More)
The interaction between cavity modes and optical transitions leads to new coupled light-matter states in which the energy is periodically exchanged between the matter states and the optical mode. Here we present experimental evidence of optical strong coupling between modes of individual sub-wavelength metamaterial nanocavities and engineered optical… (More)
NETD of the SiGe receiver chip is 0.45 K with a 20 ms integration time.
We show that the enhanced directivity phenomenon for light passing through a subwavelength aperture in a silver film with corrugations on the exit face, is due to a leaky wave that decays exponentially from the aperture. We show quantitatively that the field along the interface of the silver film is dominated by the leaky wave, and that the radiation of the… (More)
A grounded wire-medium slab has recently been shown to support leaky modes with azimuthally independent propagation wavenumbers capable of radiating directive omnidirectional beams. In this paper, the analysis is generalized to wire-medium slabs in air, extending the omnidirectionality properties to even modes, performing a parametric analysis of leaky… (More)
A metamaterial, arranged by stacking layers of planar constituents suitably shaped to be responsive to arbitrarily linearly polarized incident waves is here shown to exhibit 2D-isotropic effective negative refractive index (NRI). The general concept underlying this metamaterial design consists of closely pairing two metallic particles to accomplish, as a… (More)