Volume 141, Number 1, January 2023
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Atomic, molecular and optical physics|
|Published online||04 January 2023|
Artificial double-zero-index materials
1 Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
2 Division of Physical Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia
(a) E-mail: Ying.Wu@kaust.edu.sa (corresponding author)
Received: 15 September 2022
Accepted: 21 November 2022
Materials with near-zero refractive index have attracted much attention over the past decade due to the fascinating phenomena they enabled, such as energy squeezing in thin waveguides, engineering of wavefronts, and “photonic doping”. These materials are not directly available in nature, but can be realized in periodic artificial structures. Among near-zero refractive index materials, double-zero-index materials are a special type with both constitutive parameters vanishing simultaneously, leading to intriguing applications including arbitrarily shaped high-transmission waveguides, cloaking of inclusions, nonlinear enhancement, and directional emissions. This perspective focuses on the recent developments on double-zero-index materials, including their fundamental physics, design principles, experimental realizations, and potential applications.
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