BPN321: Realization of 3D Isotropic Negative-Index-Material (NIM) using Microfabrication Technology


In this project, we propose to realize for the first time, a three dimensional (3D), homogeneous, isotropic Negative-Index-Material(3D-NIM) implementation which allows left-handed behavior for any direction of propagation and any polarization of the electromagnetic wave using micromachining, microfabrication and microassembly (MEMS) techniques with the aim of establishing a basis platform for massively parallel manufacturing of NIM. Besides having a passive metamaterial, integration of modulation mechanisms with lower metal losses will also be explored. This approach will provide a lower unit cost and large scale self-microassembly of 3D-NIM through further multi-layer substrate stacking or bonding.

Project end date: 08/12/09

Logeeswaran Veerayah Jayaraman
Publication date: 
February 2, 2009
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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