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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2009
  • pp: 484–488

Non-propagating Surface Modes in Dual Singly Negative Material Layers

Kyoung-Youm Kim and Sae-Hwa Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 484-488 (2009)

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We investigate the characteristics of the surface mode formed at the single interface between dual singly negative medium layers. It is shown that the interface can support a mode which has polarization degeneracy and a vanishing propagation constant. That is, this surface mode is a polarization-independent one that does not propagate at all through the interface. The corresponding electric and magnetic field distributions become static along the longitudinal (guiding) direction (but not along the transverse direction) resulting in the formation of transverse-electric/longitudinalmagnetic or transverse-magnetic/longitudinal-electric modes.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2009
Published: December 25, 2009

Kyoung-Youm Kim and Sae-Hwa Kim, "Non-propagating Surface Modes in Dual Singly Negative Material Layers," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 13, 484-488 (2009)

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