Integrated Zero-Index Metamaterials
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CitationCamayd-Muñoz, Philip. 2016. Integrated Zero-Index Metamaterials. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
AbstractNanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials that support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. This zero index can only be achieved by simultaneously controlling the electric and magnetic resonances of the nanostructure. We present an in-plane metamaterial design consisting of silicon pillar arrays, embedded within a polymer matrix. Using an integrated nano-scale prism constructed of the proposed material, we demonstrate a refractive index of zero in the optical regime. This design serves as a novel on-chip platform to explore the exotic physics of zero-index metamaterials, with applications to super-coupling, integrated quantum optics, and phase matching.
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