Optical Metamaterials

Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Cai, Wenshan, Shalaev, Vladimir

  • Winner of the 2014 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award from OSA and SPIE
  • Gives a short and snappy entry into the field of optical metamaterials
  • Focuses on the basics, which makes it an effective tutorial
  • Presents an easy-to-understand summary of recent applications in full color
  • Written by the pioneers of the field
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About this book

Metamaterials—artificially structured materials with engineered electromagnetic properties—have enabled unprecedented flexibility in manipulating electromagnetic waves and producing new functionalities. In just a few years, the field of optical metamaterials has emerged as one of the most exciting topics in the science of light, with stunning and unexpected outcomes that have fascinated scientists and the general public alike.

This volume details recent advances in the study of optical metamaterials, ranging from fundamental aspects to up-to-date implementations, in one unified treatment. Important recent developments and applications such as superlenses and cloaking devices are also treated in detail and made understandable. Optical Metamaterials will serve as a very timely book for both newcomers and advanced researchers in this rapidly evolving field.

Early praise for Optical Metamaterials:

"...this book is timely bringing to students and other new entrants to the field the most up to date concepts. The authors are amongst the leaders in the field and ideally positioned to write such a comprehensive volume: their enthusiasm shines through every chapter of the text. This book will I am sure play an important part in taking the subject of metamaterials to new heights of invention and application. We should all have a copy on our shelves." – Professor Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London

"This book provides an understandable introduction to the field of optical metamaterials, including all the necessary background and a comprehensive review of this new paradigm in the science of light. Professor Shalaev, a world-leading expert in optics and metamaterials, and his former student, Dr. Cai, a rising star in his own right, have skillfully developed a volume that will prove important for both experts and students just entering the exciting field of photonic metamaterials and transformation optics. This book will certainly find a place within easy reach on my shelf." – Professor Victor G. Veselago, A.M.Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, Moscow

"This is a nice treatment and a lucid description of the rapidly growing field of optical metamaterials. In this book, Wenshan Cai and Vladimir Shalaev have done a tremendous job in making this exciting scientific topic accessible to those interested in this field. They have discussed its fundamental concepts and potential applications in a clear and engaging way, providing the reader with a fascinating overview of this active area of research. I enjoyed reading this book, and I highly recommend it to all who wish to learn about the optical metamaterials. It tells a fascinating story about this field of optical science and engineering." – Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

About the authors

Vladimir M. Shalaev received his PhD with honors from Krasnoyarsk University, Russia, in 1983.  He has since worked in the following fields: nanophotonics, metamaterials and plasmonics.  His honors inlude:  The College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Nanotech Briefs Nano 50(TM) Award in the Technology category, 2006; Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, since 2004; Fellow of The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE); Fellow of the American Physical Society, since 2002; Fellow of the Optical Society of America, since 2003.

Wenshan Cai received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2008, he worked for his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is now with the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Stanford University. His research areas of interest include optical metamaterials, plasmonics optics, optoelectronics, and nanoscale photonic materials and devices. His honors include: Optical Society of America New Focus/Bookham Student Award, 2008, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2007, Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award, 2006, Graduate with honor, Tsinghua University, 2002, Yangtze Fellowship for academic distinction, Tsinghua University, 2002, Motorola Fellowship for academic distinction, Tsinghua University, 2001.

Reviews

Optical Metamaterials has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. Co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE, the Goodman Award recognizes authorship of the most influential scientific or technical book on optics published in the preceding six years.

From the reviews:

"...this book is timely bringing to students and other new entrants to the field the most up to date concepts. The authors are amongst the leaders in the field and ideally positioned to write such a comprehensive volume: their enthusiasm shines through every chapter of the text. This book will I am sure play an important part in taking the subject of metamaterials to new heights of invention and application. We should all have a copy on our shelves." – Professor Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, May 2009

"This book provides an understandable introduction to the field of optical metamaterials, including all the necessary background and a comprehensive review of this new paradigm in the science of light. Professor Shalaev, a world-leading expert in optics and metamaterials, and his former student, Dr. Cai, a rising star in his own right, have skillfully developed a volume that will prove important for both experts and students just entering the exciting field of photonic metamaterials and transformation optics. This book will certainly find a place within easy reach on my shelf." – Professor Victor G. Veselago, A.M.Prokhorov Institute of General Physics, Moscow, June 2009

"This is a nice treatment and a lucid description of the rapidly growing field of optical metamaterials. In this book, Wenshan Cai and Vladimir Shalaev have done a tremendous job in making this exciting scientific topic accessible to those interested in this field. They have discussed its fundamental concepts and potential applications in a clear and engaging way, providing the reader with a fascinating overview of this active area of research. I enjoyed reading this book, and I highly recommend it to all who wish to learn about the optical metamaterials. It tells a fascinating story about this field of optical science and engineering." – Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, June 2009

“Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications are highly accomplished in the field of metamaterials … . One stated goal of the authors is to write a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses … . A useful text for advanced undergraduates … . I did enjoy reading Optical Metamaterials for the purpose that best suits it: a useful overview that could encourage researchers new to this multidisciplinary field to dig deeper in pursuing their goals. The chapters are short and well written … .” (Dilip K. Paul, Physics Today, September, 2010)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Metamaterials
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1151-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1151-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1150-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 illustrations in colour
Topics