Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterials

Epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) photonics is attracting a lot of attention in the fields of nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, plasmonics, light–matter interactions and materials science.

This is because ENZ materials have the unique property that light advances with almost no phase advance, and such artificial materials composed of elements with subwavelength scales in one or more dimensions enable the realization of optical properties that do not occur in natural materials. The extraordinary optical properties of ENZ materials make them ideally suited for nanophotonic devices operating from microwave to terahertz.

In this book, the authors give a comprehensive discussion of recent advances in the theoretical and experimental studies of ENZ photonics and its applications in optical communications and optical data processing. The target audience for this book includes graduate students of science and engineering, and microwave and terahertz engineers and designers.

Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).

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