The effect of complex and negative indices in the transmission of electromagnetic waves through superlattices

P. Pereyra, A. Robledo-Martinez, M. Morales-Luna

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We apply the transfer matrix method to study optical transmission properties of multilayered structures with complex and negative indices. We show that the true refraction angle of electromagnetic waves in complex permittivity media does not change sign at low frequencies. Based on the invariance of the slab's scattering amplitudes, we show that it is indifferent whether the negative sign be conveyed by the wave vector k or the admittance η. We show also that in the scattering approach language, the change of sign of ε{lunate} and μ leads to a change in the transmission amplitude phase from θt to - θt. We present some results for metallic slabs and superlattices containing right- and left-handed materials.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)394-397
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónMicroelectronics Journal
EstadoPublished - 1 ene 2008
Publicado de forma externa

    Huella digital

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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