Transforming light and sound with metamaterials

N. X. Fang, J. Xu, Kin Hung Fung, A. Kumar

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In this invited talk, we present the fabrication and characterization of optical and acoustic metamaterials, incorporating unique topological interactions between waves and matter. We propose spatially rerouting ultrasound through broadband and highly transparent metamaterials. We also observed a set of localized modes in optical metamaterials, using novel near field optical and electron probes. These novel metamaterials, could be the foundation of broadband photo-absorbers, directional emitters, as well as compact and power-efficient devices in highly parallel optical networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Future of Instrumentation International Workshop, FIIW 2011 - Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 Future of Instrumentation International Workshop, FIIW 2011 - Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 20118 Nov 2011


Conference2011 Future of Instrumentation International Workshop, FIIW 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOak Ridge, TN


  • acoustic metamaterial
  • complimentary media
  • dark modes
  • plasmonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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