Pulsed and CW Gaussian beam interactions with double negative metamaterial slabs

Richard W. Ziolkowski

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The interactions of pulsed and continuous wave (CW) Gaussian beams with double negative (DNG) metatmaterials are considered. Sub-wavelength focusing of a diverging, normally incident pulsed Gaussian beam with a planar DNG slab is demonstrated. The negative angle of refraction behavior associated with the negative index of refraction exhibited by DNG metamaterials is demonstrated. The transmitted beam resulting from both 3-cycle and CW Gaussian beams that are obliquely incident on a DNG slab are shown to have this property. Gaussian beams that undergo total internal reflection from a DNG metamaterial slab are also shown to experience a negative Goos-Hänchen (lateral) shift. Several potential applications for these effects in the microwave and optical regimes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-681
Number of pages20
JournalOptics Express
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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