Propagation of electromagnetic waves through a multilayered structure containing diamond-like carbon, porous silicon, and left-handed material


In this work, reflection and transmission of electromagnetic wave through a multilayered structure containing diamond-like carbon, porous silicon, and left-handed material (LHM) are investigated theoretically and numerically. The mentioned materials are described, and their main parameters are given in detail. After the construction of the problem, the reflection and transmission coefficients are derived in a closed form by a transfer matrix method. The reflected and transmitted powers of the structure are calculated using these coefficients. In the numerical results, the mentioned powers are computed and illustrated as a function of frequency, angle of incidence, and slabs thickness, when the damping coefficient of the LHM changes. The results obtained may be useful to the researchers and designer working in the area solar cells.

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Shabat, M.M., Ubeid, M.F. & Altanany, S.M. Propagation of electromagnetic waves through a multilayered structure containing diamond-like carbon, porous silicon, and left-handed material. Appl. Phys. A 122, 503 (2016).

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  • Solar Cell
  • Porous Silicon
  • Characteristic Matrix
  • Transfer Matrix Method
  • Slab Thickness