Electrostatic theory for designing lossless negative permittivity metamaterials

Yong Zeng, Qi Wu, Douglas H. Werner

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We develop an electrostatic theory for designing bulk composites with effective lossless negative permittivities. The theory and associated design procedure are validated by comparing their predictions with those of rigorous full-wave simulations. It is demonstrated that the excitation of the Fröhlich mode (the first-order surface mode) of the constitutive nanoparticles plays a key role in achieving negative permittivities with compensated losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1431-1433
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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