Habitat for Creative Electromagneticists

Metamaterial-Engineered Electrically Small Radiators
and Scatterers


We are studying how metamaterials, in particular how metamaterials that have single and double negative properties can be combined with double positive materials to achieve electrically small resonators, which in turn can lead to electrically small radiators that produce large fields and scatterers that have nearly unity cross sections.



  1. R. W. Ziolkowski, “Metamaterial-based source and scattering enhancements: From microwave to optical frequencies,” Opto-Electronics Review, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 167-177, September 2006.  
  2. R. W. Ziolkowski, “Ultra-thin metamaterial-based laser cavities,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, vol. 23, pp. 451-460, March 2006.  
  3. R. W. Ziolkowski and A. D. Kipple, “Reciprocity between the effects of resonant scattering and enhanced radiated power by electrically small antennas in the presence of nested metamaterial shells,” Phys. Rev. E., vol. 72, 036602, September 2005.  
  4. R. W. Ziolkowski, “Propagation in and scattering from a matched metamaterial having a zero index of refraction,” Phys. Rev. E, vol. 70, 046608, October, 2004.  
  5. R. W. Ziolkowski, “Author Reply to Comments on ‘Design, fabrication, and testing of double negative metamaterials,’” IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagat., vol. 53, pp. 891-892, February 2005.