Abstract

The possibility of laser ignition using zero index metamaterials (ZIM) is investigated theoretically. Using this method, multiple laser beams can be focused automatically regardless of the number and location of electromagnetic sources in the ZIM, and it is not necessary to aim all beams at the focus. Our calculation shows that although the size of the focus is dependent on the wavelength, the beams can be focused to a tiny spot. Methods for achieving practical performance are proposed.

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Guerin, N.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guerin, and P. Vincent, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 213902 (2002).
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Hand, T.

R. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. Mock, T. Cui, S. Cummer, and D. Smith, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 23903 (2008).
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Hao, J.

J. Hao, W. Yan, and M. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 101109(2010).
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Hu, C.

Huang, M.

Jiang, W.

G. Yu, W. Jiang, X. Zhou, and T. Cui, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 181 (2008).
[CrossRef]

W. Jiang, T. Cui, Q. Cheng, J. Chin, X. Yang, R. Liu, and D. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 264101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Justice, B.

D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
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Kong, J.

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. Kong, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125127 (2008).
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U. Leonhardt, Science 312, 1777 (2006).
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J. Li, L. Zhou, C. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 83901 (2003).
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Lin, L.

Liu, D.

Liu, L.

Liu, R.

W. Jiang, T. Cui, Q. Cheng, J. Chin, X. Yang, R. Liu, and D. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 264101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. Mock, T. Cui, S. Cummer, and D. Smith, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 23903 (2008).
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Luo, Y.

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. Kong, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125127 (2008).
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Maci, S.

A. Yaghjian and S. Maci, New J. Phys. 10, 115022 (2008).
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R. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. Mock, T. Cui, S. Cummer, and D. Smith, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 23903 (2008).
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Palange, E.

Pendry, J.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
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D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. Smith, Science 312, 1780(2006).
[CrossRef]

Peng, J.

Qiu, M.

J. Hao, W. Yan, and M. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 101109(2010).
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Rahm, M.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
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Ran, L.

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. Kong, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125127 (2008).
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Roberts, D.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sabouroux, P.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guerin, and P. Vincent, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Salandrino, A.

A. Alù, M. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 75, 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Schurig, D.

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. Smith, Science 312, 1780(2006).
[CrossRef]

Sheng, P.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 83901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Silveirinha, M.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 33903 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 76, 245109(2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù, M. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 75, 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 157403(2006).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D.

W. Jiang, T. Cui, Q. Cheng, J. Chin, X. Yang, R. Liu, and D. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 264101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. Mock, T. Cui, S. Cummer, and D. Smith, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 23903 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. Smith, Science 312, 1780(2006).
[CrossRef]

Starr, A.

D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tayeb, G.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guerin, and P. Vincent, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Vincent, P.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guerin, and P. Vincent, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C.

Wang, W.

Xiao, Z.

Yaghjian, A.

A. Yaghjian and S. Maci, New J. Phys. 10, 115022 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yan, W.

J. Hao, W. Yan, and M. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 101109(2010).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C.

Yang, J.

Yang, X.

W. Jiang, T. Cui, Q. Cheng, J. Chin, X. Yang, R. Liu, and D. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 264101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Young, M.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 33903 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, G.

G. Yu, W. Jiang, X. Zhou, and T. Cui, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 181 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhai, T.

Zhang, J.

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. Kong, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, Z.

Zhou, J.

Zhou, L.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 83901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, X.

G. Yu, W. Jiang, X. Zhou, and T. Cui, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 181 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

Ziolkowski, R.

R. Ziolkowski, Phys. Rev. E 70, 46608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. Hao, W. Yan, and M. Qiu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 101109(2010).
[CrossRef]

W. Jiang, T. Cui, Q. Cheng, J. Chin, X. Yang, R. Liu, and D. Smith, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 264101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

G. Yu, W. Jiang, X. Zhou, and T. Cui, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 181 (2008).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys. (1)

A. Yaghjian and S. Maci, New J. Phys. 10, 115022 (2008).
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M. Rahm, D. Schurig, D. Roberts, S. Cummer, D. Smith, and J. Pendry, Photon. Nanostr. Fundam. Appl. 6, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Ciattoni, C. Rizza, and E. Palange, Phys. Rev. A 81, 043839 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (3)

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 76, 245109(2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. Luo, H. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Ran, and J. Kong, Phys. Rev. B 77, 125127 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù, M. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B 75, 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

R. Ziolkowski, Phys. Rev. E 70, 46608 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guerin, and P. Vincent, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 83901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 157403(2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. Mock, T. Cui, S. Cummer, and D. Smith, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 23903 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 33903 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Science (3)

J. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. Smith, Science 312, 1780(2006).
[CrossRef]

U. Leonhardt, Science 312, 1777 (2006).
[CrossRef]

D. Schurig, J. Mock, B. Justice, S. Cummer, J. Pendry, A. Starr, and D. Smith, Science 314, 977 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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