In recent works, we have suggested that plasmonic covers may provide an interesting cloaking effect, dramatically reducing the overall visibility and scattering of a given object. While materials with the required properties may be directly available in nature at some specific infrared or optical frequencies, this is not necessarily the case for any given design frequency of interest. Here we discuss how such plasmonic covers may be specifically designed as metamaterials at terahertz, infrared, and optical frequencies using naturally available metals. Using full-wave simulations, we demonstrate that the response of a cover formed by metallic plasmonic implants may be tailored at will so that at a given frequency, it possesses the plasmonic-type properties required for cloaking applications.
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light scattering, metamaterials, optical conductivity, optical materials, plasmons
Date Posted: 27 October 2008
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