OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2626–2628

Resolving the wave vector in negative refractive index media

S. Anantha Ramakrishna and Olivier J. Martin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 19, pp. 2626-2628 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002626


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (76 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We address the general issue of resolving the wave vector in complex electromagnetic media including negative refractive media. This requires us to make a physical choice of the sign of a square root imposed merely by conditions of causality. By considering the analytic behavior of the wave vector in the complex plane, it is shown that there are a total of eight physically distinct cases in the four quadrants of two Riemann sheets.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Citation
S. Anantha Ramakrishna and Olivier J. Martin, "Resolving the wave vector in negative refractive index media," Opt. Lett. 30, 2626-2628 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-19-2626


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifschitz, Electrodynamics of Continuous Media (Butterworth, 1984).
  2. V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
  3. D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4184 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001). [CrossRef]
  5. A. Grbic and G. V. Eleftheriades, J. Appl. Phys. 92, 5930 (2002). [CrossRef]
  6. C. G. Parazzoli, R. B. Greegor, K. Li, B. E. C. Kotenbah, and M. Tanielan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 107401 (2003). [CrossRef]
  7. A. A. Houck, J. B. Brock, and I. L. Chuang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 137401 (2003). [CrossRef]
  8. J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000). [CrossRef]
  9. D. R. Smith and N. Kroll, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2933 (2000) [CrossRef]
  10. P. M. Valanju, R. M. Walser, and A. P. Valanju, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 187401 (2002). [CrossRef]
  11. A. L. Pokrovsky and A. L. Efros, Solid State Commun. 124, 283 (2002). [CrossRef]
  12. J. Pacheco, T. M. Grzegorczyk, B.-I. Wu, Y. Zhang, and J. A. Kong, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 257401 (2002). [CrossRef]
  13. S. O'Brien and J. B. Pendry, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14, 4035 (2002). [CrossRef]
  14. T. Koschny, P. Markos, D. R. Smith, and C. M. Soukoulis, Phys. Rev. E 68, 065602(R) (2003). [CrossRef]
  15. R. V. Churchill, Complex Variables and Applications, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 1974).
  16. R. A. Depine and A. Lakhtakia, Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 41, 315 (2004). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited