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Waveguide characteristics for arbitrary permittivity and permeability including for metamaterials
Author(s): Benjamin R. Lavoie; Patrick M. Leung; Barry C. Sanders
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Paper Abstract

We characterize slab and cylindrical waveguides with a dielectric core and a metamaterial cladding (metamaterial-dielectric guide). We use the lossy Drude model to describe the permittivity of the metamaterial and a lossy Lorentz-like model for the permeability. We identify the possible modes and examine various related quantities, such as dispersion and attenuation, for metamaterial-dielectric waveguides. We find that at certain frequencies the modes of the metamaterial-dielectric guides differ from metal-dielectric or dielectric-dielectric guides. Our results also point to the possibility of having a metamaterial-dielectric waveguide with lower loss than a metal-dielectric waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8093, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications IV, 80931T (10 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892741
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin R. Lavoie, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Patrick M. Leung, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
Barry C. Sanders, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8093:
Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications IV
Allan D. Boardman; Nader Engheta; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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