Negative refraction in crystals with spatial dispersion

Silvestri, L. and Dubovski, O. A. and La Rocca, G. C. and Bassani, F. and Agranovich, V. M. (2004) Negative refraction in crystals with spatial dispersion. Il nuovo cimento C, 27 (5). pp. 437-448. ISSN 1826-9885

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We predict, on the basis of numerical simulations, that organic crystals with appropriate spatial dispersion can exhibit negative refraction at optical frequencies near excitonic transitions. In particular we demonstrate that a plane slab of such materials is able to focus light coming from an oscillating point dipole. The intensity of the resulting image and its sharpness are mainly limited by absorption but its very presence unambiguously demonstrates negative refraction at the slab/vacuum interface. In our approach the medium is characterized by a generalized dielectric constant and all the relevant fields are computed by solving Maxwell equations with appropriate boundary conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optical constants (including refractive index, complex dielectric constant, absorption, reflection and transmission coefficients, emissivity) ; Wave propagation, transmission and absorption
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 12:04
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 12:04

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