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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6699–6704

Additional effective medium parameters for composite materials (excess surface currents)

A. P. Vinogradov, A. I. Ignatov, A. M. Merzlikin, S. A. Tretyakov, and C. R. Simovski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6699-6704 (2011)

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Modified boundary conditions for composite material are suggested. The modified RT-retrieval procedure yields bulk values of effective impedance and refractive index, which are independent of system size and boundary realization, whereas the conductivities of the excess surface currents depend on the property of the interface. Simultaneous treatment of all the possible realizations of the system removes the dependence. The accuracy of the latter procedure is the same as the usage of static effective parameters, namely k e f f d .

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(260.2065) Physical optics : Effective medium theory
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2011
Published: March 24, 2011

A. P. Vinogradov, A. I. Ignatov, A. M. Merzlikin, S. A. Tretyakov, and C. R. Simovski, "Additional effective medium parameters for composite materials (excess surface currents)," Opt. Express 19, 6699-6704 (2011)

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