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Special Issue "New Horizon of Plasmonics and Metamaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Masafumi Kimata

College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
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Interests: uncooled (thermal) infrared detectors; Type-II superlattice infrared detectors; infrared detectors; MEMS technology
Guest Editor
Dr. Shinpei Ogawa

Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Amagasaki, Hyogo 661-8661, Japan
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Interests: plasmonics; metamaterials; graphene; 2D materials; IR sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasmonics and metamaterials are growing fields that consistently produce new technologies for controlling electromagnetic waves. Many important results in both fundamental science and applications are being addressed for a wide range of materials, structures, and wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the microwave. For instance, these fields have recently expanded to tackle research on graphene and other 2D materials, flat photonics, thermal control, and mechanical structures. Although remarkable progress is taking place across many different fields, the basis of this research shares many of the same underlying principles. Therefore, great synergy is expected among the scientists working in this wide spectrum of fields.

This Special Issue aims to introduce recent advances in plasmonics and metamaterials, as well as their applications, for a wide range of topics in order to explore the new horizon emerging for these fields. We hope that this Special Issue will inspire researchers to break new ground.

Prof. Dr. Masafumi Kimata
Dr. Shinpei Ogawa
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • plasmonics
  • metamaterials
  • metasurfaces
  • thermal control
  • applications

Published Papers (2 papers)

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Open AccessArticle Active Enhancement of Slow Light Based on Plasmon-Induced Transparency with Gain Materials
Materials 2018, 11(6), 941; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11060941
Received: 8 May 2018 / Revised: 27 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 3 June 2018
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As a plasmonic analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), plasmon-induced transparency (PIT) has drawn more attention due to its potential of realizing on-chip sensing, slow light and nonlinear effect enhancement. However, the performance of a plasmonic system is always limited by the metal
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As a plasmonic analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), plasmon-induced transparency (PIT) has drawn more attention due to its potential of realizing on-chip sensing, slow light and nonlinear effect enhancement. However, the performance of a plasmonic system is always limited by the metal ohmic loss. Here, we numerically report a PIT system with gain materials based on plasmonic metal-insulator-metal waveguide. The corresponding phenomenon can be theoretically analyzed by coupled mode theory (CMT). After filling gain material into a disk cavity, the system intrinsic loss can be compensated by external pump beam, and the PIT can be greatly fueled to achieve a dramatic enhancement of slow light performance. Finally, a double-channel enhanced slow light is introduced by adding a second gain disk cavity. This work paves way for a potential new high-performance slow light device, which can have significant applications for high-compact plasmonic circuits and optical communication. Full article
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Open AccessFeature PaperReview Metal-Insulator-Metal-Based Plasmonic Metamaterial Absorbers at Visible and Infrared Wavelengths: A Review
Materials 2018, 11(3), 458; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11030458
Received: 23 February 2018 / Revised: 16 March 2018 / Accepted: 17 March 2018 / Published: 20 March 2018
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Electromagnetic wave absorbers have been investigated for many years with the aim of achieving high absorbance and tunability of both the absorption wavelength and the operation mode by geometrical control, small and thin absorber volume, and simple fabrication. There is particular interest in
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Electromagnetic wave absorbers have been investigated for many years with the aim of achieving high absorbance and tunability of both the absorption wavelength and the operation mode by geometrical control, small and thin absorber volume, and simple fabrication. There is particular interest in metal-insulator-metal-based plasmonic metamaterial absorbers (MIM-PMAs) due to their complete fulfillment of these demands. MIM-PMAs consist of top periodic micropatches, a middle dielectric layer, and a bottom reflector layer to generate strong localized surface plasmon resonance at absorption wavelengths. In particular, in the visible and infrared (IR) wavelength regions, a wide range of applications is expected, such as solar cells, refractive index sensors, optical camouflage, cloaking, optical switches, color pixels, thermal IR sensors, IR microscopy and gas sensing. The promising properties of MIM-PMAs are attributed to the simple plasmonic resonance localized at the top micropatch resonators formed by the MIMs. Here, various types of MIM-PMAs are reviewed in terms of their historical background, basic physics, operation mode design, and future challenges to clarify their underlying basic design principles and introduce various applications. The principles presented in this review paper can be applied to other wavelength regions such as the ultraviolet, terahertz, and microwave regions. Full article
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Tentative Title: Solitons in Optical Metamaterials with Anti-Cubic Nonlinearity

Authors: Biswas, Anjan; Ekici, Mehmet; et al.

Tentative Abstract: This paper studies soliton perturbation in optical metamaterials, with anti-cubic nonlinearity, by implementing three integration schemes. Bright, dark and singular soliton solutions are retrieved. The existence criteria of these solitons in metamaterials are also presented.

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