The Mathematics of Dispersion for Optical Metamaterials

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar
Monday, February 4, 2013 - 14:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
Metamaterials are a new form of structured materials used to control electromagnetic waves through localized resonances. In this talk we introduce a rigorous mathematical framework for controlling localized resonances and predicting exotic behavior inside optical metamaterials. The theory is multiscale in nature and provides a rational basis for designing microstructure using multiphase nonmagnetic materials to create backward wave behavior across prescribed frequency ranges.