Physics of Negative Refraction and Negative Index Materials

Optical and Electronic Aspects and Diversified Approaches

  • Clifford M. Krowne
  • Yong Zhang

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Siu-Tat Chui, L. B. Hu, Zifang Lin, Lei Zhou
    Pages 75-94
  3. Vladimir M. Agranovich, Yuri N. Gartstein
    Pages 95-132
  4. Wentao Lu, P. Vodo, Srinivas Sridhar
    Pages 133-147
  5. Xiangdong Zhang, Zhifang Feng, Yiquan Wang, Zhi-Yuan Li, Bingying Cheng, Dao-Zhong Zhang
    Pages 167-182
  6. Jensen Li, K. H. Fung, Z. Y. Liu, Ping Sheng, Che Ting Chan
    Pages 183-215
  7. Ilya V. Shadrivov, Yuri S. Kivshar
    Pages 331-371
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 373-378

About this book


This book deals with the subject of optical and electronic negative refraction (NR) and negative index materials NIM). Diverse approaches for achieving NR and NIM are covered, such as using photonic crystals, phononic crystals, split-ring resonators (SRRs) and continuous media, focusing of waves, guided-wave behavior, and nonlinear effects. Specific topics treated are polariton theory for LHMs (left handed materials), focusing of waves, guided-wave behavior, nonlinear optical effects, magnetic LHM composites, SRR-rod realizations, low-loss guided-wave bands using SRR-rods unit cells as LHMs, NR of electromagnetic and electronic waves in uniform media, field distributions in LHM guided-wave structures, dielectric and ferroelectric NR bicrystal heterostructures, LH metamaterial photonic-crystal lenses, subwavelength focusing of LHM/NR photonic crystals, focusing of sound with NR and NIMs, and LHM quasi-crystal materials for focusing.


Dispersion Electromagnetic wave-matter interaction Experiment Left-handed materials Metamaterial Negative index materials Negative phase velocity materials Negative refractive materials development distribution imaging index of refraction phys

Editors and affiliations

  • Clifford M. Krowne
    • 1
  • Yong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)GoldenUSA

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