Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials

Atsushi Ishikawa, Takuo Tanaka, Satoshi Kawata

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Abstract

The application of the magnetic metamaterials with positive (over one) permeability is proposed. The Brewster effect is one of the methods to eliminate unwanted reflection occurred at the material boundary of different indices. The message in this paper is that the magnetic responses of the metamaterial enable us to realize the Brewster effect not only for p-polarized light but also for s-polarized one. This new finding has the significant consequence that if we could induce the Brewster effect for both p- and s-polarized light simultaneously, the light could pass though the material boundary without any reflection loss at all. Based on this idea, we theoretically demonstrate the Brewster windows for both polarizations by introducing a uniaxial magnetic metamaterial whose values of the permittivity and permeability depend on the direction of the material. Numerical simulations prove that this metamaterial-based optical device realizes the reflectionless light transmission through the interface between vacuum and glass.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6638
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Metamaterials - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

Other

OtherPhotonic Metamaterials
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/078/28/07

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Metamaterials
permeability
Photons
polarized light
photons
Light polarization
light transmission
messages
Light transmission
Optical devices
permittivity
vacuum
Permittivity
glass
Vacuum
polarization
Polarization
Glass
Computer simulation
simulation

Keywords

  • Brewster effect for s-polarized light
  • Magnetic metamaterial
  • Micro/nano metallic structure
  • Positive (over one) magnetic permeability
  • Reflectionless light transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ishikawa, A., Tanaka, T., & Kawata, S. (2007). Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6638). [663808] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731747

Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials. / Ishikawa, Atsushi; Tanaka, Takuo; Kawata, Satoshi.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6638 2007. 663808.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ishikawa, A, Tanaka, T & Kawata, S 2007, Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6638, 663808, Photonic Metamaterials, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/26/07. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731747
Ishikawa A, Tanaka T, Kawata S. Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6638. 2007. 663808 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.731747
Ishikawa, Atsushi ; Tanaka, Takuo ; Kawata, Satoshi. / Photon tunneling at material boundary by positive permeability metamaterials. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6638 2007.
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