Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Nantakan Wongkasem

Second Advisor

Dr. Hasina Huq

Third Advisor

Dr. Yong Zhou


Multilayer combinations of plasmonic and dielectric materials can be designed as subwavelength structures to create a medium with unique parameters, but the development of optical metamaterials for the visible spectrum is hindered by the lack of plasmonic materials with suitable properties. A method to understand and design metamaterials for optical applications is examined as a solution for shifting the operating range from ultraviolet light to visible light. Special points of interest and corresponding parameters are identified to understand their effects on propagation. A hyperbolic near-zero refractive index metamaterial composed of alternating layers of metal and perovskite thin films is proposed for lenses and other optical devices. The results are intended to facilitate in the design of anisotropic media and selection of materials.


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