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Title: Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials

Abstract

We give a detailed account of equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials. We show the unifying aspects of two different approaches; one utilizes the second kind of fluctuation dissipation theorem and the other makes use of the scattering method. We analyze the near-field of hyperbolic media at finite temperatures and show that the lack of spatial coherence can be attributed to the multi-modal nature of super-Planckian thermal emission. We also adopt the analysis to phonon-polaritonic super-lattice metamaterials and describe the regimes suitable for experimental verification of our predicted effects. The results reveal that far-field thermal emission spectra are dominated by epsilon-near-zero and epsilon-near-pole responses as expected from Kirchoff's laws. Our work should aid both theorists and experimentalists to study complex media and engineer equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuations for applications in thermal photonics.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4 (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304025
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRODYNAMICS; EMISSION; EMISSION SPECTRA; EQUILIBRIUM; FLUCTUATIONS; HYPERBOLIC CONFIGURATION; PHONONS; SCATTERING

Citation Formats

Guo, Yu, and Jacob, Zubin. Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4883243.
Guo, Yu, & Jacob, Zubin. Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4883243.
Guo, Yu, and Jacob, Zubin. 2014. "Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4883243.
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title = {Fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials},
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abstractNote = {We give a detailed account of equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuational electrodynamics of hyperbolic metamaterials. We show the unifying aspects of two different approaches; one utilizes the second kind of fluctuation dissipation theorem and the other makes use of the scattering method. We analyze the near-field of hyperbolic media at finite temperatures and show that the lack of spatial coherence can be attributed to the multi-modal nature of super-Planckian thermal emission. We also adopt the analysis to phonon-polaritonic super-lattice metamaterials and describe the regimes suitable for experimental verification of our predicted effects. The results reveal that far-field thermal emission spectra are dominated by epsilon-near-zero and epsilon-near-pole responses as expected from Kirchoff's laws. Our work should aid both theorists and experimentalists to study complex media and engineer equilibrium and non-equilibrium fluctuations for applications in thermal photonics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4883243},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 23,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = 2014,
month = 6
}
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