Abstract

The role of Dyakonov surface waves in the transmission through structures composed of birefringent media is theoretically explored. In the case of structures using prisms, unexpected high transmission above the critical angle due to resonant excitation of Dyakonov surface waves is predicted. This transmission is produced only when TE polarized incident wave reaches the interface supporting the surface waves within a narrow interval of angles, for both the angle of incidence and the angle with respect to the optic axis of the birefringent media. As a result, over 90% transmission for a single and isolated peak confined in the two transversal directions, with hybrid TE and TM polarization, can be obtained.

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[CrossRef]

2010

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2008

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic material,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 162–174 (2008).
[CrossRef]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2005

2002

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1998

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. B. Walker, E. N. Glytsis, and T. K. Gaylord, “Surface mode at isotropic-uniaxial and isotropic-biaxial interfaces,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(1), 248–260 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

I. J. Hodgkinson, S. Kassam, and Q. H. Wu, “Eigenequations and compact algorithms for bulk and layered anisotropic optical media: reflection and refraction at a crystal-crystal interface,” J. Comput. Phys. 133(1), 75–83 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995

1993

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, “Critical angles for reflectivity at an isotropic-anisotropic boundary,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(6), 1131–1142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1991

A. Lakhtakia, V. K. Varadan, and V. V. Varadan, “Reflection and transmission of plane-waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space,” J. Mod. Opt. 38(4), 649–657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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N. S. Averkiev and M. I. D’yakonov, “Electromagnetic waves localized at the interface of transparent anisotropic media,” Opt. Spectrosc. 68, 653–655 (1990).

1988

M. I. D’yakonov, “New type of electromagnetic wave propagating at an interface,” Sov. Phys. JETP 67, 714–716 (1988).

Artigas, D.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Observation of Dyakonov surface waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(4), 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Yu. Nikitin, D. Artigas, L. Torner, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Polarization conversion spectroscopy of hybrid modes,” Opt. Lett. 34(24), 3911–3913 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. C. Crasovan, D. Artigas, D. Mihalache, and L. Torner, “Optical Dyakonov surface waves at magnetic interfaces,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 3075–3077 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Artigas and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves in photonic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(1), 013901 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Averkiev, N. S.

N. S. Averkiev and M. I. D’yakonov, “Electromagnetic waves localized at the interface of transparent anisotropic media,” Opt. Spectrosc. 68, 653–655 (1990).

Baboiu, D. M.

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chang, H. H.

Ciumac, M.

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Crasovan, L.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Observation of Dyakonov surface waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(4), 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Crasovan, L. C.

D’yakonov, M. I.

N. S. Averkiev and M. I. D’yakonov, “Electromagnetic waves localized at the interface of transparent anisotropic media,” Opt. Spectrosc. 68, 653–655 (1990).

M. I. D’yakonov, “New type of electromagnetic wave propagating at an interface,” Sov. Phys. JETP 67, 714–716 (1988).

Degiron, A.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Devaux, E.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dunbar, L. A.

Ebbesen, T. W.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Eckert, R.

García-Vidal, F. J.

M. Guillaumée, A. Yu. Nikitin, M. J. K. Klein, L. A. Dunbar, V. Spassov, R. Eckert, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and R. P. Stanley, “Observation of enhanced transmission for s-polarized light through a subwavelength slit,” Opt. Express 18(9), 9722–9727 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Yu. Nikitin, D. Artigas, L. Torner, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Polarization conversion spectroscopy of hybrid modes,” Opt. Lett. 34(24), 3911–3913 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaylord, T. K.

Ghaemi, H. F.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Glytsis, E. N.

Guillaumée, M.

Hodgkinson, I. J.

I. J. Hodgkinson, S. Kassam, and Q. H. Wu, “Eigenequations and compact algorithms for bulk and layered anisotropic optical media: reflection and refraction at a crystal-crystal interface,” J. Comput. Phys. 133(1), 75–83 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jen, Y. J.

Johansen, S. K.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kassam, S.

I. J. Hodgkinson, S. Kassam, and Q. H. Wu, “Eigenequations and compact algorithms for bulk and layered anisotropic optical media: reflection and refraction at a crystal-crystal interface,” J. Comput. Phys. 133(1), 75–83 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Klein, M. J. K.

Kuipers, L.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lakhtakia, A.

J. A. Polo and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface electromagnetic waves: a review,” Laser Photonics Rev. 5(2), 234–246 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic material,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 162–174 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface waves with simple exponential transverse decay at a biaxial bicrystalline interface,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(3), 856–865 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Lakhtakia, V. K. Varadan, and V. V. Varadan, “Reflection and transmission of plane-waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space,” J. Mod. Opt. 38(4), 649–657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Landry, G. D.

Lederer, F.

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lezec, H. J.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Linke, R. A.

H. J. Lezec, A. Degiron, E. Devaux, R. A. Linke, L. Martín-Moreno, F. J. García-Vidal, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Beaming light from a subwavelength aperture,” Science 297(5582), 820–822 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maldonado, T. A.

Martin-Moreno, L.

F. J. García-Vidal, L. Martin-Moreno, T. W. Ebbesen, and L. Kuipers, “Light passing through subwavelength apertures,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 82(1), 729–787 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Martín-Moreno, L.

Mihalache, D.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. C. Crasovan, D. Artigas, D. Mihalache, and L. Torner, “Optical Dyakonov surface waves at magnetic interfaces,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 3075–3077 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda, and D. Mihalache, “Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin films,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(10), 2027–2033 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nelatury, S. R.

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic material,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 162–174 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface waves with simple exponential transverse decay at a biaxial bicrystalline interface,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(3), 856–865 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nikitin, A. Yu.

Ojeda, C.

L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda, and D. Mihalache, “Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin films,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(10), 2027–2033 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Peng, C. Y.

Polo, J. A.

J. A. Polo and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface electromagnetic waves: a review,” Laser Photonics Rev. 5(2), 234–246 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic material,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 162–174 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface waves with simple exponential transverse decay at a biaxial bicrystalline interface,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24(3), 856–865 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sambles, J. R.

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, “Critical angles for reflectivity at an isotropic-anisotropic boundary,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(6), 1131–1142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Spassov, V.

Stanley, R. P.

Takayama, O.

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Observation of Dyakonov surface waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(4), 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Thio, T.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tomer, L.

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Torner, L.

A. Yu. Nikitin, D. Artigas, L. Torner, F. J. García-Vidal, and L. Martín-Moreno, “Polarization conversion spectroscopy of hybrid modes,” Opt. Lett. 34(24), 3911–3913 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Observation of Dyakonov surface waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(4), 043903 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. C. Crasovan, D. Artigas, D. Mihalache, and L. Torner, “Optical Dyakonov surface waves at magnetic interfaces,” Opt. Lett. 30(22), 3075–3077 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Artigas and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves in photonic metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(1), 013901 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda, and D. Mihalache, “Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin films,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(10), 2027–2033 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Torres, J. P.

L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda, and D. Mihalache, “Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin films,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(10), 2027–2033 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Varadan, V. K.

A. Lakhtakia, V. K. Varadan, and V. V. Varadan, “Reflection and transmission of plane-waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space,” J. Mod. Opt. 38(4), 649–657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Varadan, V. V.

A. Lakhtakia, V. K. Varadan, and V. V. Varadan, “Reflection and transmission of plane-waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space,” J. Mod. Opt. 38(4), 649–657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Walker, D. B.

Wolff, P. A.

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Q. H.

I. J. Hodgkinson, S. Kassam, and Q. H. Wu, “Eigenequations and compact algorithms for bulk and layered anisotropic optical media: reflection and refraction at a crystal-crystal interface,” J. Comput. Phys. 133(1), 75–83 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yang, F.

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, “Critical angles for reflectivity at an isotropic-anisotropic boundary,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(6), 1131–1142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electromagnetics

O. Takayama, L. Crasovan, S. K. Johansen, D. Mihalache, D. Artigas, and L. Torner, “Dyakonov surface waves: a review,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 126–145 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. R. Nelatury, J. A. Polo, and A. Lakhtakia, “Electrical control of surface-wave propagation at the planar interface of a linear electro-optic material and an isotropic material,” Electromagnetics 28(3), 162–174 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

L. Tomer, J. P. Torres, F. Lederer, D. Mihalache, D. M. Baboiu, and M. Ciumac, “Nonlinear hybrid waves guided by birefringent interfaces,” Electron. Lett. 29(13), 1186–1188 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Comput. Phys.

I. J. Hodgkinson, S. Kassam, and Q. H. Wu, “Eigenequations and compact algorithms for bulk and layered anisotropic optical media: reflection and refraction at a crystal-crystal interface,” J. Comput. Phys. 133(1), 75–83 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

L. Torner, J. P. Torres, C. Ojeda, and D. Mihalache, “Hybrid waves guided by ultrathin films,” J. Lightwave Technol. 13(10), 2027–2033 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

F. Yang and J. R. Sambles, “Critical angles for reflectivity at an isotropic-anisotropic boundary,” J. Mod. Opt. 40(6), 1131–1142 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Lakhtakia, V. K. Varadan, and V. V. Varadan, “Reflection and transmission of plane-waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space,” J. Mod. Opt. 38(4), 649–657 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Laser Photonics Rev.

J. A. Polo and A. Lakhtakia, “Surface electromagnetic waves: a review,” Laser Photonics Rev. 5(2), 234–246 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nature

T. W. Ebbesen, H. J. Lezec, H. F. Ghaemi, T. Thio, and P. A. Wolff, “Extraordinary optical transmission through sub-wavelength hole arrays,” Nature 391(6668), 667–669 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Spectrosc.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Structures under consideration showing Dyakonov SW resonant transmission. (a) Grating coupling. (b) Prism-Isotropic-Uniaxial-Isotropic-Prism. The refractive index of the isotropic media must fulfill n o < n c < n e. The order of the sandwiched layers can be exchanged. (c) Lateral view of the structure analyzed in this work: Prism-Uniaxial-Uniaxial-Prism. (d) top view (coordinate system) associated to (c).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectance and transmittance spectra for a Prism-Uniaxial-Uniaxial-Prism configuration. The two prisms and uniaxial layers are identical with n p = 1.77862, n o = 1.520, n e = 1.725, d b = 4λ. θ, is the angle between the top uniaxial optical axis OA1 and the in-plane component of the incident wavevector. The angle between optical axes is Θ = 90°. Reflection for (a) TEin-TEout, (b) TMin-TMout, and (c) TEin-TMout = TMin-TEout, input-output polarizations. Transmission for (d) TEin-TMout = TMin-TEout, (e) TEin-TEout, and (f) TMin-TMout input-output polarizations. Magnification of red rectangle in (e) is shown in Fig. 3(a). The green (blue) line shows the critical angles for the extraordinary refractive index ne (θ) for the top (bottom) birefringent layer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Transmission spectra (TEin−TEout) for a Prism-Uniaxial-Uniaxial-Prism configuration when the thicknesses of the two uniaxial layers are different. db1 = 6λ and db2 = 3λ. The rest of the parameters are same as Fig. 2. (b) Magnification of the transmission spectrum associated with Dyakonov SWs. The red vertical lines represent the angular existence domain for semi-infinite layers of two uniaxial media. (c) Transmission in terms of θ when the angle of incidence is fixed at φ = 65.185° (red line in (b)). (d) Transmission in terms of φ when the angle of incidence is fixed at θ = 45.5° (blue line in (b)).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Magnification of the transmission spectrum associated with Dyakonov SWs. The two red vertical lines represent the theoretical existence domain (lower and upper cutoff angles) for two semi-infinite uniaxial media. (b) TE and TM transmission in terms of θ for a fix angle of incidence φ i = 65.147°. Transmission for a fix value of θ = 45° for (c) the extended range of incident angles and (d) the magnification of the peak associated with the Dyakonov SW highlighted by black rectangle in (c).

Equations (5)

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E p 1 ( x , z ) = [ 0 γ p 1 0 0 N ] [ A T E i exp [ i k 0 γ p z ] A T M i exp [ i k o γ p z ] ] + [ 0 γ p 1 0 0 N ] [ A T E R exp [ i k 0 γ p z ] A T M R exp [ i k o γ p z ] ]
[ ε 1 ] = ( ε o sin 2 θ + ε e cos 2 θ ( ε e ε o ) sin θ cos θ 0 ( ε e ε o ) sin θ cos θ ε o cos 2 θ + ε e sin 2 θ 0 0 0 ε o ) ,
E b 1 ( x , z ) = [ γ o tan θ γ o 2 γ o n o 2 tan θ i N tan θ i N γ e ] [ A o 1 + exp [ k 0 γ o z ] A e 1 + exp [ k o γ e 1 z ] ] + [ γ o tan θ γ o 2 γ o n o 2 tan θ i N tan θ i N γ e ] [ A o 1 exp [ k 0 γ o z ] A e 1 exp [ k o γ e 1 z ] ] ,
γ o = N 2 n o 2  and  γ e = n e n e ( θ ) N 2 n e 2 ( θ ) ,
1 n e 2 ( θ ) = cos 2 θ n o 2 + sin 2 θ n e 2

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