Asymmetric hyperbolic metamaterials and their applications for light absorption and amplification

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  • Saratov State Technical University


In this paper we demonstrate possibilities, offered by asymmetric hyperbolic metamaterials (HMM), for photonics. Asymmetric HMMs (AHMMs) are media, with optical axes, tilted with respect to interfaces. Asymmetry appears as a difference in properties of waves propagating upward and downward to interfaces that causes unusual properties of AHMMs. The most important feature of AHM is a possibility to excite a very slow wave in AHM by a plane wave, incoming from free space, while a minimal reflection may be achieved. Using graphene-based periodic structure as an example of AHMM, we consider absorption and amplification of terahertz radiation in optically ultra-thin layers of AHMM.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2015 - 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015
Conference number: 17


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Abbreviated titleICTON

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