Abstract

The boundary-value problem for a Dyakonov–Tamm wave guided by a twist defect in a structurally chiral material and propagating along the bisector of the twist defect was formulated. The resulting dispersion equation was numerically solved. Detailed analysis showed that either two or three different Dyakonov–Tamm waves can propagate, depending on the value of the twist angle. These waves have different phase speeds and degrees of localization to the twist–defect interface.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Energy flux in a surface-plasmon-polariton wave bound to the planar interface of a metal and a structurally chiral material

John A. Polo, Jr. and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26(7) 1696-1703 (2009)

On Dyakonov-Tamm waves localized to a central twist defect in a structurally chiral material

Jun Gao, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Mingkai Lei
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(12) B74-B82 (2009)

Surface electromagnetic waves supported by the interface of two semi-infinite rugate filters with sinusoidal refractive-index profiles

Husnul Maab, Muhammad Faryad, and Akhlesh Lakhtakia
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28(5) 1204-1212 (2011)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (29)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription