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“Stretchy” Near-Infrared Metamaterials

Metamaterials are engineered
structures with novel
electromagnetic properties
such as artificial magnetism,
negative refraction, and
cloaking. Thus far, most
metamaterial designs have
been limited to fixed, narrow
frequency range of operation
determined by the size of the
constitutive resonator
elements. Work within the
NSF funded Center for the
Science & Engineering of
Materials at Caltech has
resulted in a new
metamaterial formed on a
rubber-like substrate (PDMS),
with exciting applications to
tunable photonics and imaging.