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The Dynamical Study of the Metamaterial Systems

  • Xunya Jiang
  • Zheng Liu
  • Zixian Liang
  • Peijun Yao
  • Xulin Lin
  • Huanyang Chen


We investigate the dynamical characteristics of metamaterial systems, such as the temporal coherence gain of superlens, the causality limitation on the ideal cloaking systems, the relaxation process and essential elements in the dispersive cloaking systems, and extending the working frequency range of cloaking systems. The point of our study is the physical dispersive properties of meta-materials, which are well known to be intrinsically strongly dispersive. With physical dispersion, new physical pictures could be obtained for the waves propagating inside metamaterial, such as the “group retarded time” for waves inside superlens and cloak, the causality limitation on real metamaterial systems, and the essential elements for design optimization. So we believe the dynamical study of meta-materials will be an important direction for further research. All theoretical derivations and conclusions are demonstrated by powerful finite-difference time-domain simulations.

Key words

Dynamical study metamaterial left-handed material coherence cloaking dispersion group velocity transformation optics causality absorption working frequency range pulse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xunya Jiang
    • 1
  • Zheng Liu
    • 1
  • Zixian Liang
    • 1
  • Peijun Yao
    • 1
  • Xulin Lin
    • 1
  • Huanyang Chen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.National Key-Lab of the Functional MaterialInstitute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CASShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsSuzhou UniversitySuzhouChina

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