30 June 2016 Front Matter: Volume 9883
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Alberucci, A., ix

Alshabani, Haifaa, 0G

AlSharif, Haya, 0G

Andryieuski, Andrei, 17

Artemov, Vladimir V., 07, 0E

Assanto, G., ix

Ayerden, N. Pelin, 09

Baida, Fadi, 06

Barnik, Mikhail I., 07

Boardmann, A. D., ix

Bouchon, Patrick, 0W

Boyer, Philippe, 06

Brongersma, Mark L., 0Y

Cardenas, J. F., 0L

Castaldi, Giuseppe, 1E

Chakarov, D., 0L

Chellappa, Sharath, 1I

Consales, Marco, 1E

Crescitelli, Alessio, 1E

Cusano, Andrea, 1E

Danckaert, Jan, 1B, 1F

Darinskii, Alexander N., 0E

Das, Sovan, 1I

de Graaf, Ger, 09

De La Rue, Richard M., 1C, 1N

Esposito, Emanuela, 1E

Fan, Pengyu, 0Y

Gainutdinov, Radmir V., 0E

Galdi, Vincenzo, 1E

Geivandov, Artur R., 07

Ghaderi, Mohammadamir, 09

Ginis, Vincent, 1B, 1F

Gorkunov, Maxim V., 07, 0E

Gorodetski, Yuri, 0H

Haïdar, Riad, 0W

Hung, Yu-Chueh, 0U

Jaeck, Julien, 0W

Jensen, Flemming, 17

Johnson, Nigel P., 1C, 1N

Kang, Ju-Hyung, 0Y

Kao, Tzu-Hung, 0U

Karabchevsky, Alina, 0H

Karimi Shahmarvandi, Ehsan, 09

Kasemo, B., 0L

Kasyanova, Irina V., 07

Kim, Dong-Ho, 12

Kim, Soo Jin, 0Y

Kondratov, Alexei V., 0E

La Ferrara, Vera, 1E

Lambrechts, Lieve, 1B

Lavrinenko, Andrei V., 0T, 17

Lee, MinKyoung, 12

Maes, Bjorn, 1M

Makhsiyan, Mathilde, 0W

Malureanu, Radu, 17

Maslovski, Stanislav I., 0O

Mbomson, Ifeoma G., 1N

McCall, M., ix Micco,

Alberto, 1E Moeini,

Samaneh, 0Z

Mohamad Ali Nasri, Ili F., 1N

Mun, ChaeWon, 12

Nefedov, I. S., ix

Nigam, Raaghvam, 1I

Palto, Serguei P., 07

Park, Sung-Gyu, 12

Paul, Jharna, 1C

Pelouard, Jean-Luc, 0W

Prakash, Geetha, 1I

Principe, Maria, 1E

Qadi, Eilaf, 0G

Rapoport, Y., ix

Repän, Taavi, 0T

Rogov, Oleg Y., 0E

Romain, Xavier, 06

Shkondin, Evgeniy, 17

Shtykov, Nikolay M., 07

Simovski, Constantin R., 0O

Sultan, Maha, 0G

Takayama, Osamu, 17

Tassin, Philippe, 1B, 1F

Tharwat, Marwa M., 0G

Tretyakov, Sergei A., 0O

Vadjed-Samiei, Mohammad Hashem, 0M

Vahdat-Ahar, Amin, 0M

Vaianella, Fabio, 1M

Viaene, S., 1F

Willatzen, Morten, 0T

Wolffenbuttel, Reinoud F., 09

Yudin, Sergey G., 07

Zhukovsky, Sergei V., 0T, 17

Conference Committee

Symposium Chairs

Francis Berghmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Jürgen Popp, Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (Germany)

Ronan Burgess, European Commission Photonics Unit (Belgium)

Peter Hartmann, SCHOTT, AG (Germany)

Honorary Symposium Chair

Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

Conference Chairs

Allan D. Boardman, University of Salford (United Kingdom)

Nigel P. Johnson, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Kevin F. MacDonald, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Ekmel Özbay, Bilkent University (Turkey)

Conference Programme Committee

Javier Garcia de Abajo, ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (Spain)

Antonello Andreone, Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)

Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Mario Bertolotti, Universitá degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

Igal Brener, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)

Tie Jun Cui, Southeast University (China)

Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University (United States)

Ulf Leonhardt, University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Willie J. Padilla, Duke University (United States)

Carsten Rockstuhl, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany)

Tomasz Szoplik, University of Warsaw (Poland)

Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University School of Science and Technology (Finland)

Giorgos P. Tsironis, University of Crete (Greece)

Dao Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Nikolay I. Zheludev, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Said Zouhdi, Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (France)

Session Chairs

Active Metamaterials I

Allan D. Boardman, University of Salford (United Kingdom)

Dielectric and Tunable Metamaterials

Nigel P. Johnson, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Active Metamaterials II

Kevin F. MacDonald, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Nanostructured Pathways

Martin W. McCall, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Sensors and Special Effects

Anatoly V. Zayats, King's College London (United Kingdom)

Hyperbolic and Modern Metamaterials

Nigel P. Johnson, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Advances in Metamaterials Design

Kevin F. MacDonald, University of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Nonlinear and Special Effects in Metamaterials

Martin W. McCall, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)

Novel Configurations and Phenomena

Allan D. Boardman, University of Salford (United Kingdom)

Nigel P. Johnson, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)

The theoretical aspects concerning the propagation of homogeneous, inhomogeneous and leaky electromagnetic waves in uniaxial, dielectric waveguides have been of interest for some considerable time.1,2 The current metamaterial world, however, is still only partially served by investigations that set out to incorporate some form of general asymmetry into the behavior of hyperbolic metamaterials3,4. Stimulated by this situation, a dramatic change will be presented here by formulating a completely general approach to the constructive, and often unusual, positions that the optic axis position can adopt in such vital media. In the context of this work, it is acknowledged that an inspiration towards the dramatic development of the new pathways exposed here was reported some years ago5.

In order to sustain an investigation of how the orientation of the optic axis of a hyperbolic metamaterial affects guided waves, a thin film device will be examined and the optic axis will be permitted to adopt a wide range of interesting, and practical positions. The role of loss will also be estimated but this type of metamaterial is non-resonant, so loss will often not be competitive with the criticality of the optic axis orientation.

Clearly, the full control of light propagating in complex waveguides is an immensely important global topic so nonlinearity is a critically important tool for device creation. Indeed, in a nonlinear context, the use of metamaterials is seminal to the development of new devices. An initial nonlinear model will be developed and it will be shown that changes to the boundary conditions, due to the presence of effective media, permit even modest amounts of power to initiate elegant control of the effective group velocity. These outcomes will be strongly coupled to the optic axis-control in a manner that substantially modifies the dramatic linear investigations presented earlier on.

It will be emphasized that full control of solitonic metamaterial waveguides will need to be established through external influences, like a magnetic field, under the general heading of magnetophotonics. An outline of such a general optic-axis driven theory will be given. Finally, some pointers towards vortex formation in this new optic-axis driven environment will be critically commented upon because enhancing the addition of angular momentum to special light beams in this novel manner will also point to new, and important, devices, in the medical world for example..



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