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Title: Dispersion management with metamaterials

An apparatus, system, and method to counteract group velocity dispersion in fibers, or any other propagation of electromagnetic signals at any wavelength (microwave, terahertz, optical, etc.) in any other medium. A dispersion compensation step or device based on dispersion-engineered metamaterials is included and avoids the need of a long section of specialty fiber or the need for Bragg gratings (which have insertion loss).
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346042
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. AMES
Patent Number(s):
9,588,255
Application Number:
14/494,174
Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 23
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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