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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2008, Article ID 948614, 4 pages
Research Article

Negative Refraction Using Frequency-Tuned Oxide Multilayer Structure

1Laser and Optics Research Center (LORC), Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840, USA
2AFRL/ RXPSO, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Building 651, 3005 Hobson Way, OH 45433, USA
3AFOSR/NE, Suite 326, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

Received 14 May 2008; Accepted 31 August 2008

Academic Editor: Hiroshi Murata

Copyright © 2008 Yalin Lu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An oxide-based multilayer structure was proposed to realize negative refraction. The multilayer composes of alternative layers having negative permittivity and negative permeability, respectively. In order to realize negative refraction, their dielectric and magnetic resonances of layers will be tuned to the frequency as close as possibly via changing their temperature, composition, structure, and so forth. Such oxide-based NIMs are attractive for their potential applications as optical super lenses, imagers, optical cloaking, sensors, and so forth, those are required with low-loss, low-cost, and good fabrication flexibility.