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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2003
  • pp: 521–529

Characteristics of bound modes in coupled dielectric waveguides containing negative index media

Klaus Halterman, J. Merle Elson, and P. L. Overfelt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 521-529 (2003)

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We investigate the characteristics of guided wave modes in planar coupled waveguides. In particular, we calculate the dispersion relations for TM modes in which one or both of the guiding layers consists of negative index media (NIM)-where the permittivity and permeability are both negative.We find that the Poynting vector within the NIM waveguide axis can change sign and magnitude, a feature that is reflected in the dispersion curves.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2003
Published: March 24, 2003

Klaus Halterman, J. Elson, and P. Overfelt, "Characteristics of bound modes in coupled dielectric waveguides containing negative index media," Opt. Express 11, 521-529 (2003)

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