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Homogenization and optical response properties of sculptured thin films
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Paul D. Sunal; Vijayakumar C. Venugopal; Elif Ertekin
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Paper Abstract

The concept of nanoscopic-to-macroscopic homogenization of a sculptured thin film (STF) into a unidirectionally nonhomogeneous continuum is presented. The global constitutive properties of linear STFs are connected to the so-called local or reference constitutive properties by rotation dyadics. The local properties are obtained using the Bruggeman formalism for dielectric as well as bianisotropic STFs. Limitations of the presented approach are discussed, and some avenues for further theoretical research are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3790, Engineered Nanostructural Films and Materials, (30 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351264
Show Author Affiliations
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Paul D. Sunal, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Vijayakumar C. Venugopal, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Elif Ertekin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3790:
Engineered Nanostructural Films and Materials
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Russell F. Messier, Editor(s)

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