Conical diffraction and the dispersion surface of hyperbolic metamaterials

  title={Conical diffraction and the dispersion surface of hyperbolic metamaterials},
  author={Kyle E. Ballantine and John F. Donegan and Paul R. Eastham},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Hyperbolic metamaterials are materials in which at least one principal dielectric constant is negative. We describe the refractive index surface, and the resulting refraction effects, for a biaxial hyperbolic metamaterial, with principal dielectric constants $\epsilon_1<0$, $0<\epsilon_2\neq\epsilon_3$. In this general case the two sheets of the index surface intersect forming conical singularities. We derive the ray description of conical refraction in these materials, and show that it is… 

Figures from this paper

Chiral surface waves supported by biaxial hyperbolic metamaterials

We discover a new kind of surface wave on biaxial hyperbolic metamaterial, which, in the k-space, connects the two diabolical points (or conical singularities) of the equifrequency surface.

Optic axis-driven new horizons for hyperbolic metamaterials

The broad assertion here is that the current hyperbolic metamaterial world is only partially served by investigations that incorporate only some limited version of anisotropy. Even modest deviations

Conical Refraction of Elastic Waves by Anisotropic Metamaterials and Application for Parallel Translation of Elastic Waves

A unique anisotropic elastic metamaterial slab is proposed that realizes conical refraction for horizontally incident longitudinal or transverse waves; the single-mode wave is split into two oblique coupled longitudinal-shear waves.

Zero-index and hyperbolic metacavities: fundamentals and applications

As a basic building block, optical resonant cavities (ORCs) are widely used in light manipulation. They can confine electromagnetic waves and improve the interaction between light and matter, which

Fabrication of Biaxial Hyperbolic Metamaterials with Oblique Angle Deposition

We have demonstrated a versatile method for fabrication of biaxial hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs) using layered structures consisting of titanium dioxide and copper. In order to enable the biaxial

Quadraxial metamaterial.

We study the dispersion of electromagnetic waves in a spatially dispersive metamaterial with Lorentz-like dependence of principal permittivity tensor components on the respective components of the

Conical refraction: fundamentals and applications

In 1832 Hamilton predicted that a collimated light beam propagating through a biaxial crystal parallel to one of its optical axes refracts as a slanted cone within the crystal and emerges as a hollow

Isofrequency Surface of a Hypercrystal Made From Metamaterials of Different Type

In the current paper isofrequency surface of a hypercrystal made from semiconductor and ferrite based metamaterials is studied numerically and theoretically. The particular attention is devoted to

A mid-infrared biaxial hyperbolic van der Waals crystal

It is shown that thin flakes of a van der Waals crystal, α-MoO3, can support naturally in-plane hyperbolic polariton guided modes at mid-infrared frequencies without the need for patterning.

Magnetically induced topological transitions of hyperbolic dispersion in biaxial gyrotropic media

Magnetically induced topological transitions of isofrequency surfaces of bulk waves propagating through an unbounded biaxial gyrotropic medium are studied. The medium is constructed from a



Principles Of Optics Electromagnetic Theory Of Propagation Interference And Diffraction Of Light

Thank you for reading principles of optics electromagnetic theory of propagation interference and diffraction of light. As you may know, people have search hundreds times for their favorite novels

Electrodynamics of continuous media

Electrostatics of conductors Static magnetic field Superconductivity The propagation of electromagnetic waves Spatial dispersion Diffraction of X rays in crystals.

Quantum-Classical Analogies

1 Introduction.- 2 Analogies Between Ballistic Electrons and Electromagnetic Waves.- 3 Electron/Electromagnetic Multiple Scattering and Localization.- 4 Acoustic Analogies for Quantum Mechanics.- 5

Principles of Optics : Electromagnetic theory of propagation

Journal of Optics 14

  • 063001
  • 2012

Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 6

  • 289
  • 2004

Proceedings of the Royal Society (London)

  • Economics
  • 1906

Applied Physics Letters 89

  • 261102
  • 2006

Nature 438

  • 197
  • 2005

Nat Mater 12

  • 233
  • 2013