Applied Physics B

, Volume 100, Issue 1, pp 215–218 | Cite as

Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials

  • Z. Jacob
  • J.-Y. Kim
  • G. V. Naik
  • A. Boltasseva
  • E. E. Narimanov
  • V. M. Shalaev
Article

Abstract

The photonic density of states (PDOS), like its electronic counterpart, is one of the key physical quantities governing a variety of phenomena and hence PDOS manipulation is the route to new photonic devices. The PDOS is conventionally altered by exploiting the resonance within a device such as a microcavity or a bandgap structure like a photonic crystal. Here we show that nanostructured metamaterials with hyperbolic dispersion can dramatically enhance the photonic density of states paving the way for metamaterial-based PDOS engineering.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Jacob
    • 1
  • J.-Y. Kim
    • 1
  • G. V. Naik
    • 1
  • A. Boltasseva
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • E. E. Narimanov
    • 1
  • V. M. Shalaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.DTU-Fotonik Technical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaät Erlangen-NuürnbergErlangenGermany

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