Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Oct;74(4 Pt 2):046618. Epub 2006 Oct 27.

Uniaxial metallo-dielectric metamaterials with scalar positive permeability.

Author information

  • 1Department of Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The dispersion relation for plane waves in uniaxial metamaterials with indefinite dielectric tensors and scalar positive permeability is theoretically investigated. It is found, that the isofrequency surfaces of the plane extraordinary waves have a hyperbolic shape which allows the propagation of waves with infinitely long wave vectors. As an example a metallodielectric multilayer was considered and the dispersion relations were determined using an effective medium approximation and an analytically exact Bloch wave calculation. The extraordinary waves in this structure are identified as multilayer plasmons and the validity of the effective medium approximation is examined.

PMID:
17155203
[PubMed]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk