Abstract

Using some special properties of a permeability-near-zero material, the radiation of a line current is greatly enhanced by choosing appropriately the dimension of a dielectric domain in which the source lies and that of a permeability-near-zero shell. The radiation of the source can also be completely suppressed by adding appropriately another dielectric domain or an arbitrary perfect electric conductor (PEC) inside the shell. Enhanced directive radiation is also demonstrated by adding a PEC substrate.

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2010 (1)

Y. Jin, P. Zhang, and S. L. He, “Squeezing electromagnetic energy with a dielectric split ring inside a permeability-near-zero metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085117 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an Image through a Subwavelength Hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(10), 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (3)

Y. Jin and S. L. He, “Impedance-matched multilayered structure containing a zero-permittivity material for spatial filtering,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 17(03), 349–355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (3)

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Tunneling of electromagnetic energy through subwavelength channels and bends using ε-near-zero materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97(15), 157403 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

R. W. Ziolkowski, “Propagation in and scattering from a matched metamaterial having a zero index of refraction,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 70(4 Pt 2), 046608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

N. Fang and X. Zhang, “Imaging properties of a metamaterial superlens,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(2), 161–163 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (2)

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Alù, A.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cheng, Q.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cui, T. J.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cummer, S. A.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Edwards, B.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Engheta, N.

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an Image through a Subwavelength Hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(10), 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Tunneling of electromagnetic energy through subwavelength channels and bends using ε-near-zero materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97(15), 157403 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Enoch, S.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fang, N.

N. Fang and X. Zhang, “Imaging properties of a metamaterial superlens,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(2), 161–163 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Guérin, N.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hand, T.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

He, S. L.

Y. Jin, P. Zhang, and S. L. He, “Squeezing electromagnetic energy with a dielectric split ring inside a permeability-near-zero metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085117 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jin and S. L. He, “Impedance-matched multilayered structure containing a zero-permittivity material for spatial filtering,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 17(03), 349–355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Holden, A. J.

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jin, Y.

Y. Jin, P. Zhang, and S. L. He, “Squeezing electromagnetic energy with a dielectric split ring inside a permeability-near-zero metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085117 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Jin and S. L. He, “Impedance-matched multilayered structure containing a zero-permittivity material for spatial filtering,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 17(03), 349–355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Justice, B. J.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, R. P.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ma, Y. G.

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mock, J. J.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nemat-Nasser, S. C.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ong, C. K.

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Padilla, W. J.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pendry, J. B.

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Robbins, D. J.

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Sabouroux, P.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Salandrino, A.

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Schultz, S.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schurig, D.

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silveirinha, M.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Tunneling of electromagnetic energy through subwavelength channels and bends using ε-near-zero materials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97(15), 157403 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Silveirinha, M. G.

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an Image through a Subwavelength Hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(10), 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

R. P. Liu, Q. Cheng, T. Hand, J. J. Mock, T. J. Cui, S. A. Cummer, and D. R. Smith, “Experimental demonstration of electromagnetic tunneling through an epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at microwave frequencies,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(2), 023903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, D. Schurig, and D. R. Smith, “Controlling electromagnetic fields,” Science 312(5781), 1780–1782 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Starr, A. F.

D. Schurig, J. J. Mock, B. J. Justice, S. A. Cummer, J. B. Pendry, A. F. Starr, and D. R. Smith, “Metamaterial electromagnetic cloak at microwave frequencies,” Science 314(5801), 977–980 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stewart, W. J.

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tayeb, G.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vier, D. C.

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vincent, P.

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, P.

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Young, M. E.

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Youngs, I.

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, P.

Y. Jin, P. Zhang, and S. L. He, “Squeezing electromagnetic energy with a dielectric split ring inside a permeability-near-zero metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085117 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

N. Fang and X. Zhang, “Imaging properties of a metamaterial superlens,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(2), 161–163 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ziolkowski, R. W.

R. W. Ziolkowski, “Propagation in and scattering from a matched metamaterial having a zero index of refraction,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 70(4 Pt 2), 046608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

N. Fang and X. Zhang, “Imaging properties of a metamaterial superlens,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82(2), 161–163 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Y. G. Ma, P. Wang, X. Chen, and C. K. Ong, “Near-field plane-wave-like beam emitting antenna fabricated by anisotropic metamaterial,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(4), 044107 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. (1)

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, D. J. Robbins, and W. J. Stewart, “Magnetism from conductors, and enhanced non-linear phenomena,” IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. 47(11), 2075–2084 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. (1)

Y. Jin and S. L. He, “Impedance-matched multilayered structure containing a zero-permittivity material for spatial filtering,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 17(03), 349–355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

Y. Jin, P. Zhang, and S. L. He, “Squeezing electromagnetic energy with a dielectric split ring inside a permeability-near-zero metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085117 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, A. Salandrino, and N. Engheta, “Epsilon-near-zero metamaterials and electromagnetic sources: Tailoring the radiation phase pattern,” Phys. Rev. B 75(15), 155410 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. (1)

R. W. Ziolkowski, “Propagation in and scattering from a matched metamaterial having a zero index of refraction,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 70(4 Pt 2), 046608 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (8)

S. Enoch, G. Tayeb, P. Sabouroux, N. Guérin, and P. Vincent, “A metamaterial for directive emission,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89(21), 213902 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, A. J. Holden, W. J. Stewart, and I. Youngs, “Extremely low frequency plasmons in metallic mesostructures,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(25), 4773–4776 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. R. Smith, W. J. Padilla, D. C. Vier, S. C. Nemat-Nasser, and S. Schultz, “Composite medium with simultaneously negative permeability and permittivity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(18), 4184–4187 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Negative refraction makes a perfect lens,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85(18), 3966–3969 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. G. Silveirinha and N. Engheta, “Transporting an Image through a Subwavelength Hole,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(10), 103902 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Edwards, A. Alù, M. E. Young, M. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Experimental verification of epsilon-near-zero metamaterial coupling and energy squeezing using a microwave waveguide,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100(3), 033903 (2008).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Configuration of domain 2 with internal domains 3 and 4. Domain 1 is the background. (b) Configuration when domains 2−4 in (a) are replaced with rectangular ones and domain 5 is added in the background.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) real(F) and imag(F). The red (dotted) and blue (dashed) curves correspond to real(F) and imag(F), respectively. (b) Pnorm as a function of r 3 with r 2 = 2λ 0.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pnorm as a function of r 4 with r 2 = 2λ 0 and r 3 = 0.38775λ 0.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Electromagnetic field distributions of the structure in Fig. 1(b). (a) and (c) are the snapshots of the electric field distributions, and (b) and (d) are the magnetic amplitude distributions. In (a) and (b) only domains 1−3 exist, and in (c) and (d) domains 1−4 exist. In (a), the field distribution in the white box is removed in order to show clearly those in the other domains.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Radiated power and electromagnetic field distributions for the structure of Fig. 1(b) when domain 5 is added and domain 4 is removed. (a) Pnorm as d varies, (b) snapshot of the electric field distribution, and (c) the magnetic amplitude distribution.

Equations (8)

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E 2 , z ( r ) y e x E 2 , z ( r ) x e y = i ω μ 2 μ 0 [ H 2 , x ( r ) e x + H 2 , y ( r ) e y ] ,
H 2 , y ( r ) x H 2 , x ( r ) y = i ω ε 0 E 2 , z ( r ) ,
2 H 2 , 2 ( r ) d l + 3 H 2 , 3 ( r ) d l = i ω ε 0 2 E 2 , z ( r ) d s ,
E 3 , z ( r ) = H 0 ( k 3 r ) + a 3 J 0 ( k 3 r ) ,
E 1 , z ( r ) = a 1 H 0 ( k 1 r ) .
E z = k 3 r 3 [ H 1 ( k 3 r 3 ) J 1 ( k 3 r 3 ) H 0 ( k 3 r 3 ) J 0 ( k 3 r 3 ) ] / [ k 1 r 2 H 1 ( k 1 r 2 ) H 0 ( k 1 r 2 ) k 3 r 3 J 1 ( k 3 r 3 ) J 0 ( k 3 r 3 ) ω 2 ε 0 μ 0 S 2 2 ] .
P n o r m = | a 1 | 2 = | E z H 0 ( k 1 r 2 ) | 2 .
w 4 = m π / k x ,   m = 1 , 3 , 5... h 4 = n π / k y ,    n = 1 , 3 , 5... . k x 2 + k y 2 = ( 2 π / λ 0 ) 2

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