Modeling of time with metamaterials

@article{Smolyaninov2011ModelingOT,
  title={Modeling of time with metamaterials},
  author={Igor I. Smolyaninov and Yu-Ju Hung},
  journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={1591-1595}
}
  • I. Smolyaninov, Y. Hung
  • Published 4 April 2011
  • Physics
  • Journal of The Optical Society of America B-optical Physics
Metamaterials have already been used to model various exotic optical spaces. Here we demonstrate that mapping of monochromatic extraordinary light distribution in a hyperbolic metamaterial along some spatial direction may model the flow of time. This idea is illustrated in experiments performed with plasmonic hyperbolic metamaterials. The appearance of the statistical arrow of time is examined in an experimental scenario that emulates a big-bang-like event. 
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