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Negative refraction at optical frequencies in nonmagnetic two-component molecular media

2005

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There is significant motivation to develop media with negative refractive indices at optical frequencies, but efforts in this direction are hampered by the weakness of the magnetic response at such frequencies. We show theoretically that a nonmagnetic medium with two atomic or molecular constituents can exhibit a negative refractive index. A negative index is possible even when the real parts of both the permittivity and permeability are positive. This surprising result provides a route to isotropic negative-index media at optical frequencies.

Author(s): Chen, YF and Fischer, Peer and Wise, FW
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 95
Number (issue): 6
Year: 2005

Department(s): Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.067402

BibTex

@article{ISI:000231017700063,
  title = {Negative refraction at optical frequencies in nonmagnetic two-component molecular media},
  author = {Chen, YF and Fischer, Peer and Wise, FW},
  journal = {PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS},
  volume = {95},
  number = {6},
  year = {2005}
}