Guided modes of a wire medium slab

comparison of effective medium approaches with exact calculations

J. Scott Brownless, Björn C P Sturmberg, Alexander Argyros, Boris T. Kuhlmey, C. Martijn De Sterke

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We derive the dispersion relations of the guided modes in wire media slabs using a transmission and reflection matrix approach, providing a physically insightful perspective into wave propagation in wire media slabs. We find new approximations to the dispersion relations, and assess their accuracy and the regimes for which they hold. We do so both analytically, and against exact calculations of the electromagnetic fields without reference to effective media. We then analyze the effects of the background refractive index on the guided modes, proposing explanations for the observed behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155427
Pages (from-to)155427-1-155427-10
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Erratum can be found at Physical Review B Volume 93 article 159903,

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