Existence and design of trans-vacuum-speed metamaterials

Richard W. Ziolkowski, Ching Ying Cheng

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The existence of passive trans-vacuum-speed metamaterials, in which the speed of light is greater than its speed in vacuum was demonstrated. The TVS metamaterial was designed using a two-time-derivative Lorentz material model. Analytical and numerical results for the propagation of plane waves in a 2TDLM TVS medium were used to validate the TVS properties. A transmission line realization of the dispersive 2TDLM TVS medium was established. A practical, frequency-independent transmission line TVS MTM design was extracted and validated numerically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026612
Pages (from-to)026612/1-026612/18
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 2
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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