Refractive properties of metamaterial composed of InGaAs layers with alternating doping densities
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The aspects of light propagation through a semiconductor metamaterial (SMM) which consists of two alternating differently doped In0.53Ga0.47As layers are studied analytically and numerically. A general analytical expression for the effective index of refraction of the Poynting vector is derived for periodic structure composed of two alternating layers of absorptive and dispersive semiconductors and light propagation is simulated by finite-difference-time-domain method. Negative values of the effective refractive index with low absorption are observed in the mid-infrared frequency range. The main advantage of this design is the possibility to control the frequency region with negative effective refractive index by changing the doping densities of the layers.
Source:Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 2012, 26, 17-18, 2323-2331
- Photonics of micro and nano structured materials (RS-45010)
- NATO SfP [ISEG.EAP.SFPP 984068]