On the electrodynamics of an absorbing uniaxial nonpositive determined (indefinite) medium
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It is shown that a surface plasmon, whose decay length infinitely increases as it approaches the threshold frequency, can propagate over the surface of a half-space filled with a uniaxial indefinite absorbing metamaterial. At the threshold frequency itself, a new phenomenon is observed-upon incidence of a TM-polarized wave on the absorbing material, a real Brewster angle exists, and in the case of a plate made of such a metamaterial, “reflectionless” reflection is observed when two plane waves are incident on the plate from two sides. In the latter case, complete destructive interference of reflected and transmitted waves occurs.
KeywordsPropagation Length Decay Length Poynting Vector Ohmic Loss Incident Plane Wave
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