Negative refractive index in natural, non-magnetic media

M. W. McCall, Paul Kinsler, D. Censor

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Abstract

We report that a negative refractive index (NRI) can be generated in a relativistically moving medium by breaking translational symmetry. The threshold for NRI behaviour is the medium's Čerenkov speed (eμ)- 1/2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2009
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 30 Aug 20093 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period30/08/093/09/09

Keywords

  • Negative refractive index
  • NPV
  • Relativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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