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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1161–1166

Lateral displacement of a Gaussian beam transmitted through a one-dimensional left-handed meta-material slab

Yu Zhong, Lixin Ran, Xiangxiang Cheng, and Jin Au Kong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1161-1166 (2006)

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In this paper, the transmission of a Gaussian beam passing through a slab made of a one-dimensional left-handed meta-material (1D LHM) is studied. The analytical solution of the electric and the magnetic fields inside and outside the slab are given. The calculation of the power flow of the beam predicts that in the negative pass band of the 1D LHM, there exist different directions of lateral displacements. Such phenomenon is further verified by experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

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Original Manuscript: November 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Yu Zhong, Lixin Ran, Xiangxiang Cheng, and Jin Au Kong, "Lateral displacement of a Gaussian beam transmitted through a one-dimensional left-handed meta-material slab," Opt. Express 14, 1161-1166 (2006)

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