Eutectic epsilon-near-zero metamaterial terahertz waveguides

M. Massaouti, A. A. Basharin, M. Kafesaki, M. F. Acosta, R. I. Merino, V. M. Orera, E. N. Economou, C. M. Soukoulis, S. Tzortzakis

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We present and analyze the unique phenomena of enhanced THz transmission through a subwavelength LiF dielectric rod lattice embedded in an epsilon-near-zero KCl host. Our experimental results in combination with theoretical calculations show that subwavelength waveguiding of terahertz radiation is achieved within an alkali-halide eutectic metamaterial as result of the coupling of Mie-resonance modes arising in the dielectric lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1142
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Massaouti, M., Basharin, A. A., Kafesaki, M., Acosta, M. F., Merino, R. I., Orera, V. M., Economou, E. N., Soukoulis, C. M., & Tzortzakis, S. (2013). Eutectic epsilon-near-zero metamaterial terahertz waveguides. Optics Letters, 38(7), 1140-1142.