Optical negative-index metamaterials

  title={Optical negative-index metamaterials},
  author={Vladimir M. Shalaev},
  journal={Nature Photonics},
  • V. Shalaev
  • Published 2007
  • Materials Science
  • Nature Photonics
Artificially engineered metamaterials are now demonstrating unprecedented electromagnetic properties that cannot be obtained with naturally occurring materials. In particular, they provide a route to creating materials that possess a negative refractive index and offer exciting new prospects for manipulating light. This review describes the recent progress made in creating nanostructured metamaterials with a negative index at optical wavelengths, and discusses some of the devices that could… 
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