Propagation of surface waves at the interface between nonlinear MTMs and anisotropic materials


Metamaterials (MTMs), which have both negative permeability and negative permittivity, have potential applications in optoelectronics and communications. These materials are fabricated in laboratories which is an added advantage. The focus of this work is on the propagation of surface waves at the interface between nonlinear MTMs and anisotropic materials in the optical range. The dispersion equation is derived from Maxwell’s equations. The dispersion equation is solved numerically to study the characteristics of the propagated wave. Only TE modes are considered. The results display the dependence of the propagating waves on the characteristics of the structure composite materials.

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The first and third authors would like to acknowledge the French government for funding the work through the Al-Maqdisi program grant.

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El-Khozondar, H.J., El-Khozondar, R.J. & Zouhdi, S. Propagation of surface waves at the interface between nonlinear MTMs and anisotropic materials. Appl. Phys. A 115, 439–442 (2014).

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  • Surface Wave
  • Dispersion Equation
  • Anisotropic Material
  • Anisotropic Medium
  • Effective Permeability