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Application of the complex Poynting theorem to metamaterial multilayered nanostructures
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Paper Abstract

In earlier work, the transfer matrix method (TMM) and the angular plane wave spectrum method (APWS) have been used to analyze plane wave and beam propagation in a multilayer structure consisting of positive index and negative index materials. In this paper, we demonstrate the use the complex Poynting theorem (CPT) to validate numerical calculations by the TMM and APWS methods. Application of CPT also gives physical insight into the power balance inside such structures which may possess complex permittivities and permeabilities, and have propagating and nonpropagating waves.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8465, Nanostructured Thin Films V, 84650E (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930255
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Rola Aylo, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
George Nehmetallah, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Partha Banerjee, Univ. of Dayton (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8465:
Nanostructured Thin Films V
Tom G. Mackay; Yi-Jun Jen; Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Editor(s)

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