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United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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One exemplary metamaterial is formed from a plurality of individual unit cells, at least a portion of which have a different permeability than others. The plurality of individual unit cells are arranged to provide a metamaterial having a gradient index along at least one axis. Such metamaterials can be used to form lenses, for example.
Smith; David R. (La Jolla, CA), Schurig; David (San Diego, CA), Starr; Anthony F. (San Diego, CA), Mock; Jack J. (Cardiff by the Sea, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 229,092
September 9, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under DE-FG03-93ER40793 awarded by Department of Energy and under DMR-9623949 and DMR-9724535 awarded by National Science Foundation. The Government has certain rights in this invention.