Existence and design of trans-vacuum-speed metamaterials

Richard W Ziolkowski, Ching Ying Cheng

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The existence of passive metamaterials, in which the speed of light is greater than its speed in vacuum, is proposed. Analysis and numerical simulations demonstrate these trans-vacuum-speed (TVS) properties. A transmission line realization of a TVS medium is established. Excellent agreement between the results of the theoretical constructs and the corresponding transmission line models are demonstrated. A practical transmission line TVS metamaterial design is proposed and validated numerically, which could be used to confirm these results experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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