We numerically demonstrate an impedance-matched multilayer stacked fishnet metamaterial that has zero index with flat high transmittance from 600nm to 620nm. The effective refractive index(neff) is calculated to be -0.045 + 0.466i and the normalize effective impedance(Zeff/ Z0) is 0.956-0.368i at 610nm. The light emitted by a red conjugated polymer layer embedded in such a zero index metamaterial (ZIM) is concentrated in a narrow cone in the surrounding media, where the half-power beam width (HPBW) of the center lobe of the radiation pattern is around 25° in the wavelength range between 600nm and 620nm, giving directive emission in the visible region. This proposed light focusing system can be applied to sensing, beam collimating and filtering functionalities.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Sep 2014|