Abstract

The photon tunneling phenomena in the composite barriers of single-negative materials were analyzed. It was found that the tunneling through such a barrier shifts TE- and TM-polarization light waves laterally (parallel to the material interface) in two opposite directions, causing them to be divided into two waves after tunneling. This property could not be obtained with double-positive and (or) double-negative materials.

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2004 (2)

K.-Y. Kim, Phys. Rev. E 70, 047603 (2004).
[CrossRef]

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

A. Alù and N. Engheta, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 51, 2558 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

N. Engheta, IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett. 1, 10 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2713 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1968 (1)

V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Alù, A.

A. Alù and N. Engheta, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 51, 2558 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chan, C. T.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, H.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Engheta, N.

A. Alù and N. Engheta, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 51, 2558 (2003).
[CrossRef]

N. Engheta, IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett. 1, 10 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, H.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kim, K.-Y.

K.-Y. Kim, Phys. Rev. E 70, 047603 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K.-Y. Kim, “Polarization-dependent waveguide coupling utilizing single-negative materials,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (to be published).

Li, H.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pendry, J. B.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2713 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schultz, S.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schurig, D.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2713 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Shelby, R. A.

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sheng, P.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. R.

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2713 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Veselago, V. G.

V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Y.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, L.

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, S.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zi, J.

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. R. Smith, D. Schurig, and J. B. Pendry, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 2713 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett. (1)

N. Engheta, IEEE Antennas Wireless Propag. Lett. 1, 10 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. (1)

A. Alù and N. Engheta, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 51, 2558 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (2)

H. Jiang, H. Chen, H. Li, Y. Zhang, J. Zi, and S. Zhu, Phys. Rev. E 69, 066607 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K.-Y. Kim, Phys. Rev. E 70, 047603 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. Li, L. Zhou, C. T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 083901 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. B. Pendry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3966 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

R. A. Shelby, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, Science 292, 77 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. Usp. (1)

V. G. Veselago, Sov. Phys. Usp. 10, 509 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K.-Y. Kim, “Polarization-dependent waveguide coupling utilizing single-negative materials,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (to be published).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Photon tunneling through a composite barrier of multiple SNG material layers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Calculated transmission coefficients and post-tunneling positional shifts with an ENG material tunneling barrier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated transmission coefficients of the structure shown in the inset with d1=d2 and for ε2 with some variations. Solid and dashed curves, TE and TM light waves, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Post-tunneling positional shifts of the structure shown in the inset of Fig. 3 with d1-d2=λ/100 and for ε2 with some variations. Solid and dashed curves, TE and TM light waves, respectively.

Equations (4)

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t0TE/TMd=coshγd-iσ12TE/TMk2-γ2/σ12TE/TM2kγsinhγd-1,
tTE/TMd1,d2,,dN=t0TE/TMdeffTE/TM,
Δx=δcn1ωcos θϕθω,
ϕTE/TM=tan-1×σ12TE/TMk2-γ2/σ12TE/TM2kγtanhγdeffTE/TM

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