Martin Wegener

Martin Wegener has a joint appointment as professor of physics at Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe (TH) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH. He is also coordinator of the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) at Universit├Ąt Karlsruhe (TH). His current research interests comprise photonic metamaterials, photonic crystals, and nanophotonics.

Martin Wegener, Stefan Linden Published January 12, 2009

Optics

Metamaterials can be designed to rotate light as it passes through them. If the effect is strong enough, it can lead to the material having a negative index of refraction and light bouncing around very differently than expected.