Abstract

We show that roughened surfaces of hyperbolic metamaterials scatter light preferentially inside the media, resulting in a very low reflectance. This phenomenon of fundamental importance, demonstrated experimentally in arrays of silver nanowires grown in alumina membranes, is consistent with a broad-band singularity in the density of photonic states. It paves the road to a variety of applications ranging from the stealth technology to high-efficiency solar cells and photodetectors.

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2012 (4)

Z. Jacob, I. I. Smolyaninov, and E. E. Narimanov, “Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100, 181105 (2012).

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (3)

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (4)

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. I. Smolyaninov and E. E. Narimanov, “Metric signature transitions in optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(6), 067402 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (5)

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, “Magnifying superlens in the visible frequency range,” Science315(5819), 1699–1701 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, L. V. Alekseyev, and E. Narimanov, “Optical Hyperlens: Far-field imaging beyond the diffraction limit,” Opt. Express14(18), 8247–8256 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Salandrino and N. Engheta, “Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulations,” Phys. Rev. B74(7), 075103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

D. R. Smith and D. Schurig, “Electromagnetic wave propagation in media with indefinite permittivity and permeability tensors,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90(7), 077405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett.85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1998 (1)

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

R. Orlowski and H. Raether, “The total reflection of light at smooth and rough silver films and surface plasmons,” Surf. Sci.54(2), 303–308 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

1968 (1)

V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of permittivity and permeability,” Sov. Phys. Usp.10, 509–514 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1946 (1)

E. M. Purcell, “Spontaneous emission probabilities at radiofrequencies,” Phys. Rev.69, 681 (1946).

Alekseyev, L.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alekseyev, L. V.

Atkinson, R.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Barnakov, Y. A.

Barnakov, Yu. A.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bartal, G.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Black, P.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Boltasseva, A.

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bonner, C. E.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brenner, P.

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cai, W.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Caulfield, H. J.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Chettiar, U. K.

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Choi, W.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Curley, M.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Davis, C. C.

I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, “Magnifying superlens in the visible frequency range,” Science315(5819), 1699–1701 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dickson, W.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Drachev, V. P.

Dryden, D.

Ee, H.-S.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Egarievwe, S. U.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Engheta, N.

A. Salandrino and N. Engheta, “Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulations,” Phys. Rev. B74(7), 075103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ergin, T.

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Evans, P.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Franz, K. J.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ganesh, V. A.

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gmachl, C.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hoffman, A. J.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Howard, S. S.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hung, Y. J.

I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, “Magnifying superlens in the visible frequency range,” Science315(5819), 1699–1701 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jacob, Z.

Z. Jacob, I. I. Smolyaninov, and E. E. Narimanov, “Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100, 181105 (2012).

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jacob, L. V. Alekseyev, and E. Narimanov, “Optical Hyperlens: Far-field imaging beyond the diffraction limit,” Opt. Express14(18), 8247–8256 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kang, J.-H.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kildishev, A. V.

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J.

Kim, J. Y.

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kim, S.-K.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kim, Y.-H.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kretschmann, E.

Kretzschmar, I.

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krishnamoorthy, H. N. S.

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kröger, E.

Kwon, H.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kwon, S.-H.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lee, H.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, H.

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Y.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Z.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mayy, M.

Menon, V. M.

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Naik, G. V.

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nair, A. S.

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Narimanov, E.

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, L. V. Alekseyev, and E. Narimanov, “Optical Hyperlens: Far-field imaging beyond the diffraction limit,” Opt. Express14(18), 8247–8256 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Narimanov, E. E.

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, I. I. Smolyaninov, and E. E. Narimanov, “Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100, 181105 (2012).

I. I. Smolyaninov and E. E. Narimanov, “Metric signature transitions in optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(6), 067402 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nataraj, G.

Noginov, M. A.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Noginova, N.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

O’Connor, D.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Orlowski, R.

R. Orlowski and H. Raether, “The total reflection of light at smooth and rough silver films and surface plasmons,” Surf. Sci.54(2), 303–308 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Paitz, J.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Park, H.-G.

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J. B.

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett.85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Podolskiy, V. A.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pollard, R.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Purcell, E. M.

E. M. Purcell, “Spontaneous emission probabilities at radiofrequencies,” Phys. Rev.69, 681 (1946).

Raether, H.

R. Orlowski and H. Raether, “The total reflection of light at smooth and rough silver films and surface plasmons,” Surf. Sci.54(2), 303–308 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Ramakrishna, S.

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Raut, H. K.

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Salandrino, A.

A. Salandrino and N. Engheta, “Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulations,” Phys. Rev. B74(7), 075103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schurig, D.

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith and D. Schurig, “Electromagnetic wave propagation in media with indefinite permittivity and permeability tensors,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90(7), 077405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shalaev, V. M.

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Kim, V. P. Drachev, Z. Jacob, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Improving the radiative decay rate for dye molecules with hyperbolic metamaterials,” Opt. Express20(7), 8100–8116 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sivco, D. L.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smith, D. R.

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith and D. Schurig, “Electromagnetic wave propagation in media with indefinite permittivity and permeability tensors,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90(7), 077405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Smolyaninov, I. I.

Z. Jacob, I. I. Smolyaninov, and E. E. Narimanov, “Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100, 181105 (2012).

I. I. Smolyaninov and E. E. Narimanov, “Metric signature transitions in optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(6), 067402 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, “Magnifying superlens in the visible frequency range,” Science315(5819), 1699–1701 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stacy, A. M.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stenger, N.

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sun, C.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tumkur, T.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Venkateswarlu, P.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Veselago, V. G.

V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of permittivity and permeability,” Sov. Phys. Usp.10, 509–514 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wasserman, D.

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wegener, M.

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Williams, A.

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wurtz, G. A.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Xiong, Y.

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yao, J.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zayats, A. V.

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhu, G.

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Noginov, H. Li, Y. A. Barnakov, D. Dryden, G. Nataraj, G. Zhu, C. E. Bonner, M. Mayy, Z. Jacob, and E. E. Narimanov, “Controlling spontaneous emission with metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.35(11), 1863–1865 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

Z. Jacob, J. Y. Kim, G. V. Naik, A. Boltasseva, E. E. Narimanov, and V. M. Shalaev, “Engineering photonic density of states using metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. B100(1), 215–218 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

T. Tumkur, G. Zhu, P. Black, Yu. A. Barnakov, C. E. Bonner, and M. A. Noginov, “Control of spontaneous emission in a volume of functionalized hyperbolic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett.99(15), 151115 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S.-K. Kim, H.-S. Ee, W. Choi, S.-H. Kwon, J.-H. Kang, Y.-H. Kim, H. Kwon, and H.-G. Park, “Surface-plasmon-induced light absorption on a rough silver surface,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98(1), 011109 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Z. Jacob, I. I. Smolyaninov, and E. E. Narimanov, “Broadband Purcell effect: Radiative decay engineering with metamaterials,” Appl. Phys. Lett.100, 181105 (2012).

M. A. Noginov, Yu. A. Barnakov, G. Zhu, T. Tumkur, H. Li, and E. E. Narimanov, “Bulk photonic metamaterial with hyperbolic dispersion,” Appl. Phys. Lett.94(15), 151105 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Energy Environ. Sci. (1)

H. K. Raut, V. A. Ganesh, A. S. Nair, and S. Ramakrishna, “Anti-reflective coatings: A critical, in-depth review,” Energy Environ. Sci.4(10), 3779–3804 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Nat. Mater. (1)

A. J. Hoffman, L. Alekseyev, S. S. Howard, K. J. Franz, D. Wasserman, V. A. Podolskiy, E. E. Narimanov, D. L. Sivco, and C. Gmachl, “Negative refraction in semiconductor metamaterials,” Nat. Mater.6(12), 946–950 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nat. Photonics (1)

W. Cai, U. K. Chettiar, A. V. Kildishev, and V. M. Shalaev, “Optical cloaking with metamaterials,” Nat. Photonics1(4), 224–227 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Mater. (1)

M. A. Noginov, S. U. Egarievwe, H. J. Caulfield, N. Noginova, M. Curley, P. Venkateswarlu, A. Williams, and J. Paitz, “Diffusion and pseudo-phase-conjugation effects in coherent backscattering from Nd0.5La0.5Al3(BO3)4 ceramic,” Opt. Mater.10(1), 1–7 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. (1)

E. M. Purcell, “Spontaneous emission probabilities at radiofrequencies,” Phys. Rev.69, 681 (1946).

Phys. Rev. B (2)

A. Salandrino and N. Engheta, “Far-field subdiffraction optical microscopy using metamaterial crystals: Theory and simulations,” Phys. Rev. B74(7), 075103 (2006).
[CrossRef]

W. Dickson, G. A. Wurtz, P. Evans, D. O’Connor, R. Atkinson, R. Pollard, and A. V. Zayats, “Dielectric-loaded plasmonic nanoantenna arrays: a metamaterial with tunable optical properties,” Phys. Rev. B76(11), 115411 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

I. I. Smolyaninov and E. E. Narimanov, “Metric signature transitions in optical metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(6), 067402 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith and D. Schurig, “Electromagnetic wave propagation in media with indefinite permittivity and permeability tensors,” Phys. Rev. Lett.90(7), 077405 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett.85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1)

G. V. Naik, J. Liu, A. V. Kildishev, V. M. Shalaev, and A. Boltasseva, “Demonstration of Al:ZnO as a plasmonic component for near-infrared metamaterials,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.109(23), 8834–8838 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (6)

H. N. S. Krishnamoorthy, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, I. Kretzschmar, and V. M. Menon, “Topological Transitions in Metamaterials,” Science336(6078), 205–209 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Ergin, N. Stenger, P. Brenner, J. B. Pendry, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional invisibility cloak at optical wavelengths,” Science328(5976), 337–339 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Z. Liu, H. Lee, Y. Xiong, C. Sun, and X. Zhang, “Far-field optical hyperlens magnifying sub-diffraction-limited objects,” Science315(5819), 1686 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. I. Smolyaninov, Y. J. Hung, and C. C. Davis, “Magnifying superlens in the visible frequency range,” Science315(5819), 1699–1701 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Yao, Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Sun, G. Bartal, A. M. Stacy, and X. Zhang, “Optical negative refraction in bulk metamaterials of nanowires,” Science321(5891), 930 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. Usp. (1)

V. G. Veselago, “The electrodynamics of substances with simultaneously negative values of permittivity and permeability,” Sov. Phys. Usp.10, 509–514 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Surf. Sci. (1)

R. Orlowski and H. Raether, “The total reflection of light at smooth and rough silver films and surface plasmons,” Surf. Sci.54(2), 303–308 (1976).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dramatic reduction of reflectance off corrugated hyperbolic metamaterial. Panel (a): the phase space “volume” enclosed by two different surfaces of constant frequency, in the cases when components of the dielectric permittivity tensor are all positive (left) and have opposite signs (right). Panel (b): angular reflectance profiles measured on untreated (circles) and roughened (diamonds) parts of the same membrane sample in s-polarization and p-polarization. Inset: reflectance profiles in the corrugated sample (same as in main panel (b), zoomed). Panels (c) and (d): topography profiles of the untreated (c) and corrugated (d) samples.

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Panel (a): Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of silver nanowires grown in alumina membrane (cleaved and etched sidewall). Panel (b): Correlation functions characterizing surface roughness of the untreated (1) and corrugated (2) samples. Panel (c): Reflected and scattered light intensities measured as a function of the sample-to-detector distance l with a wide-aperture detector in the untreated (open characters) and corrugated (closed characters) samples; circles – s-polarization, squares – p-polarization. The measurements were done at the 41° reflectance angle. Red (1) and blue solid (2) lines are the fittings of the experimental data (in corrugated samples) with the Lambertian model; trace 1 – s polarization, trace 2 – p polarization. Inset: Schematic of the experimental setup. Panel (d): Transmittance spectra of the untreated (trace 1) and corrugated (trace 2) samples measured at near-normal incidence.

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k y 2 ε x,z + k x 2 + k z 2 ε y = ( ω c ) 2 ,
W kk' δ( ω k ω k' )ρ( ω ),

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