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By G. Burlak and E. Martinez-Sanchez

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We systematically study the Cherenkov optical emission by a nonrelativistic modulated source crossing 3D dispersive metamaterial. It is found that the interference of the field produced by the modulated source with the periodic plasmonic-polariton excitations in a metamaterial leads to the specific interaction in the frequency range where the dispersive refractive index of a metamaterial is negative and the reversed Cherenkov emission is generated. Such resonance considerably modifies the spatial structure of the Cherenkov field. In our study parameters of a metamaterial and modulated source are fixed while the frequency spectrum of the plasmonic excitations is formed due to the fields interplay in the frequency domain.

G. Burlak and E. Martinez-Sanchez, "Change of Structure of the Cherenkov Emission at Modulated Source in Dispersive Metamaterials," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 139, 277-288, 2013.

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