Applied Physics B

, Volume 103, Issue 2, pp 369–375

Enhancement of cross-polarized beam components at a metamaterial surface

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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-010-4348-4

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Szabelak, W. & Nasalski, W. Appl. Phys. B (2011) 103: 369. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-4348-4


Beam-interface interactions under incidence of a TE polarized elegant Hermite–Gaussian beam are considered in order to obtain efficient excitation of higher-order beam modes at a homogeneous, isotropic metamaterial surface. It is shown by numerical simulations that two transmitted TE and TM polarization beam components are enhanced more efficiently at a metamaterial surface than in the case of a dielectric interface. The mixed Poynting vector contribution to the incident energy flux is evaluated to explain this enhancement. The numerical results obtained are verified against energy balance at the interface.

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  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland