Special Issue "Next Wave of Metamaterials"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 October 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandra Boltasseva
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, 1205 West State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2057, USA
E-Mail: aeb@purdue.edu
Phone: +1 765 494 0301
Interests: nanophotonics; nanofabrication; plasmonics; metamaterials; transformation optics; integrated optics; planar waveguide technology; sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metamaterials (MMs) are rationally designed artificial materials built of subwavelength unit cells engineered to act as artificial atoms exhibiting properties beyond those found in nature. MMs can be tailored to fit almost any practical need and to achieve functionalities that can not be obtained with “natural” materials. Recent progress in design and nanofabrication of MMs allows unprecedented control over the flow of light at both the nano- and macroscopic scales paving the way to many exciting applications with unprecedented functionalities such as subwavelength imaging and manipulation, optical nanoantennas, superlenses, optical invisibility cloaking, hyperlenses, and light concentrators. MMs also enable the innovative field of Transformation Optics that inspires researchers to take a fresh look at the very foundations of optics and create a new paradigm for the science of light. Transformation optics shows that the space for light can be designed and engineered using metamaterials, opening the fascinating possibility of controlling light flow with nanometer spatial precision.
In this special issue we aim at covering recent progress and novel trends in the fields of metamaterials and transformation optics and invite experimental, theoretical, and computational papers ranging from the basic research and new design ideas to the development of advanced fabrication techniques, characterization methods and applications of metamaterials.

Dr. Alexandra Boltasseva
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • optical metamaterials
  • plasmonic metamaterials
  • transformation optics
  • subwavelength imaging
  • negative index metamaterials
  • superlens
  • hyperlens
  • cloaking
  • active metamaterials
  • 3D fabrication

Published Papers (8 papers)

Materials 2011, 4(2), 390-416; doi:10.3390/ma4020390
Received: 3 November 2010; in revised form: 3 February 2011 / Accepted: 10 February 2011 / Published: 14 February 2011
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 141-152; doi:10.3390/ma4010141
Received: 29 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 21 December 2010 / Published: 4 January 2011
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 117-130; doi:10.3390/ma4010117
Received: 31 October 2010; in revised form: 23 December 2010 / Accepted: 30 December 2010 / Published: 31 December 2010
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 104-116; doi:10.3390/ma4010104
Received: 14 December 2010; Accepted: 29 December 2010 / Published: 31 December 2010
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 73-83; doi:10.3390/ma4010073
Received: 29 November 2010; in revised form: 15 December 2010 / Accepted: 24 December 2010 / Published: 29 December 2010
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Materials 2011, 4(1), 1-36; doi:10.3390/ma4010001
Received: 2 November 2010; in revised form: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 20 December 2010 / Published: 23 December 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(12), 5283-5292; doi:10.3390/ma3125283
Received: 2 November 2010; in revised form: 9 December 2010 / Accepted: 14 December 2010 / Published: 15 December 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(10), 4793-4810; doi:10.3390/ma3104793
Received: 12 October 2010; in revised form: 18 October 2010 / Accepted: 20 October 2010 / Published: 21 October 2010
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Last update: 27 February 2014

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