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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3653–3665

Electromagnetic wave propagation through doubly dispersive subwavelength metamaterial hole

Ki Young Kim, Jeong-Hae Lee, Young Ki Cho, and Heung-Sik Tae  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3653-3665 (2005)

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The characteristics of the guided electromagnetic wave propagation through a subwavelength hole surrounded by a doubly dispersive metamaterial are investigated. Characteristic equations are derived for the surface polariton modes related to the subwavelength hole and mode classifications established. The surface polariton modes for two different hole-radii are numerically obtained and their electromagnetic dispersion curves and power flux characteristics analyzed and compared with each other. In particular, it was found that the border of the counter-propagation between the forward and backward Poynting vectors was located within the metamaterial, rather than at the interface between the metamaterial and the free space.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Ki Young Kim, Jeong-Hae Lee, Young Cho, and Heung-Sik Tae, "Electromagnetic wave propagation through doubly dispersive subwavelength metamaterial hole," Opt. Express 13, 3653-3665 (2005)

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