JETP Letters

, Volume 100, Issue 11, pp 731–736 | Cite as

Wave scattering by metal-dielectric multilayer structures with gain

  • R. S. Savelev
  • I. V. Shadrivov
  • Yu. S. Kivshar
Condensed Matter


We study wave scattering by multilayer metal-dielectric structures of a finite extent characterized by a hyperbolic-like dispersion. We find the regimes of wave propagation when substantial compensation of losses becomes possible with the use of a gain medium with realistic parameters. We discuss the Purcell effect in these structures and its possible implications on the performance of the loss compensation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Savelev
    • 1
  • I. V. Shadrivov
    • 2
  • Yu. S. Kivshar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics and EngineeringAustralian National UniversityActonAustralia

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