META 2021, META'12

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Exotic Properties and Applications of Quantum Metamaterials
Andrea Alu, Romain Fleury

Last modified: 2011-12-09


We discuss here potential venues for applications and exotic features of quantum metamaterials. We explore the coupling of conventional electromagnetic metamaterials with quantum emitters and the wave properties of quantum metamaterials obtained by tailoring their effective band structure. We show anomalous enhancement effects in the quantum emission properties of individual and collections of small emitters in the presence of metamaterials, as well as anomalous tunneling phenomena for quantum mechanical waves in artificial materials with anomalous band structures.