We present a Hamiltonian approach to pulse propagation in structured materials with absorptive and dispersive response obeying the Kramers-Kronig relations. The method uses effective fields based on the polariton modes of the system.
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N. A. Bhat and J. E. Sipe, "Propagation in Absorptive and Dispersive Metamaterials: A Hamiltonian Approach," in Photonic Metamaterials: From Random to Periodic, Technical Dgest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WD4.