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2D and 3D graphical representation of the propagation of electromagnetic waves at the interface with a material with general effective complex permittivity and permeability
Author(s): A. Diaz; J. G. Ramos; J. S. Friedman
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Paper Abstract

We developed a web-based instructional and research tool that demonstrates the behavior of electromagnetic waves as they propagate through a homogenous medium and through an interface where the second medium can be characterized by an effective complex permittivity and permeability. Either p- or s-polarization wave components can be chosen and the graphical interface includes 2D wave and 3D component representations. The program enables the study of continuity of electromagnetic components, critical angle, Brewster angle, absorption and amplification, behavior of light in sub-unity and negative-index materials, Poynting vector and phase velocity behavior, and positive and negative Goos- Hänchen shifts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10367, Light in Nature VI, 1036704 (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274664
Show Author Affiliations
A. Diaz, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
J. G. Ramos, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)
J. S. Friedman, Univ. Metropolitana (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10367:
Light in Nature VI
Joseph A. Shaw; Katherine Creath; Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Editor(s)

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