On the electrodynamics of an absorbing uniaxial nonpositive determined (indefinite) medium

  • D. G. Baranov
  • A. P. Vinogradov
  • K. R. Simovskii
  • I. S. Nefedov
  • S. A. Tret’yakov
Atoms, Molecules, Optics

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Baranov
    • 1
  • A. P. Vinogradov
    • 1
  • K. R. Simovskii
    • 2
  • I. S. Nefedov
    • 2
  • S. A. Tret’yakov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Applied ElectrodynamicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Radio Science, School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringAalto UniversityAALTOFinland

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