9 September 2011 Waveguide characteristics for arbitrary permittivity and permeability including for metamaterials
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We characterize slab and cylindrical waveguides with a dielectric core and a metamaterial cladding (metamaterial-dielectric guide). We use the lossy Drude model to describe the permittivity of the metamaterial and a lossy Lorentz-like model for the permeability. We identify the possible modes and examine various related quantities, such as dispersion and attenuation, for metamaterial-dielectric waveguides. We find that at certain frequencies the modes of the metamaterial-dielectric guides differ from metal-dielectric or dielectric-dielectric guides. Our results also point to the possibility of having a metamaterial-dielectric waveguide with lower loss than a metal-dielectric waveguide.
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Benjamin R. Lavoie, Benjamin R. Lavoie, Patrick M. Leung, Patrick M. Leung, Barry C. Sanders, Barry C. Sanders, } "Waveguide characteristics for arbitrary permittivity and permeability including for metamaterials", Proc. SPIE 8093, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications IV, 80931T (9 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892741; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892741
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