Special Issue "Metamaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Artificially engineered structures, known as metamaterials, offer distinctive electromagnetic properties and over the last few decades have been intensively investigated. Practical realization of these metamaterials has been enabled by rapidly developing material science and nanofabrication technologies. As such, they have been recognized as a milestone towards shaping electromagnetic response at will.
Over the last decade, the various types of metamaterials have created a vibrant research field centered on their high feasibility and applicability. The increasing amount of research related to metamaterials in recent years indicates a still growing and not fully explored potential. Possible tunability of metamaterial structures provides another degree of freedom for shaping performance characteristics of metamaterial-based devices, during both their design and operation.
The latest developments in the area of metamaterials encourage us to rethink our prior assumptions and question the paradigm that prevailed until now. In this vein, this Special Issue aims broadly to cover up-to-date aspects of theory, design, technology, and characterization related to hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs) and other types of metamaterials as well as their current and future applications. We thus invite you to submit your work in those areas to the issue. We are especially interested in the following topics:
- Effects of nonlocality
- Waveguides and waveguiding systems
- Spectral and spatial filtering
- Beam and polarization steering
- Super-Planckian thermal emission
- Lasing, light amplification and absorption
- Nonlinear effects
- Technology and characterization
- Materials, design, and technology for tunable HMMs
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
Title: Control wave propagation in metal-cladded HMM waveguides
Title: Exploiting nonlocality in anisotropic metamaterials
Title: Broadband omnidirectional near-infrared reflector based on one-dimensional photonic crystal containing hyperbolic metamaterials