Abstract

We investigate the characteristics of the surface mode formed at the single interface between dual singly negative medium layers. It is shown that the interface can support a mode which has polarization degeneracy and a vanishing propagation constant. That is, this surface mode is a polarization-independent one that does not propagate at all through the interface. The corresponding electric and magnetic field distributions become static along the longitudinal (guiding) direction (but not along the transverse direction) resulting in the formation of transverse-electric/longitudinalmagnetic or transverse-magnetic/longitudinal-electric modes.

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2009 (3)

K.-Y. Kim, J. Park, and B. Lee, “Complete tunneling of normally incident light through singly negative materials,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 055801 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K.-Y. Kim, I.-M. Lee, and B. Lee, “Guiding modes of a slab waveguide composed of impedance-matched single negative materials,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 736-738 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an image through a subwavelength hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

I.-M. Lee, J. Jung, Y. Lim, and B. Lee, “Envelope-only pulse propagation in almost-dispersion-free matched metamaterials near frequency of zero refractive index,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46, 5441-5446 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Tunneling of electromagnetic energy through subwavelength channels and bends using $\epsilon$-near-zero materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 157403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

S. A. Ramakrishna, “Physics of negative refractive index materials,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 68, 449-521 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Boardman, N. King, and L. Velasco, “Negative refraction in perspective,” Electromagnetics 25, 365-389 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Electromagnetics (1)

A. D. Boardman, N. King, and L. Velasco, “Negative refraction in perspective,” Electromagnetics 25, 365-389 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (1)

K.-Y. Kim, I.-M. Lee, and B. Lee, “Guiding modes of a slab waveguide composed of impedance-matched single negative materials,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 736-738 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (1)

I.-M. Lee, J. Jung, Y. Lim, and B. Lee, “Envelope-only pulse propagation in almost-dispersion-free matched metamaterials near frequency of zero refractive index,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46, 5441-5446 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Physical Review A (1)

K.-Y. Kim, J. Park, and B. Lee, “Complete tunneling of normally incident light through singly negative materials,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 055801 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Physical Review Letters (2)

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Tunneling of electromagnetic energy through subwavelength channels and bends using $\epsilon$-near-zero materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 157403 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an image through a subwavelength hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Reports on Progress in Physics (1)

S. A. Ramakrishna, “Physics of negative refractive index materials,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 68, 449-521 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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