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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2003 May;67(5 Pt 2):057602. Epub 2003 May 19.

Guided modes in negative-refractive-index waveguides.

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  • 1Nonlinear Physics Group, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia.

Abstract

We study linear guided waves propagating in a slab waveguide made up of a negative-refractive-index material, the so-called left-handed waveguide. We reveal that the guided waves in left-handed waveguides possess a number of peculiar properties such as the absence of the fundamental modes, mode double degeneracy, and sign-varying energy flux. In particular, we predict the guided waves with a dipole-vortex structure of their Poynting vector.

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