Bloch-mode analysis for effective parameters restoration

Andrei Lavrinenko, Andrei Andryieuski, Sangwoo Ha, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We utilize the Bloch-mode analysis of periodic composite structures to introduce an approach for retrieving effective parameters of homogenized metamaterials. In the case of single-mode propagation we can restore a complex effective refractive index with a high accuracy. By further employing surface or volume averaging of the electromagnetic fields of the dominating (fundamental) Bloch modes we are able to determine the Bloch and wave impedances, leading to wave and material effective parameters, respectively. The approach is demonstrated on several examples. We focus our discussion on the nature of microfields returned by Maxwell's solvers, showing that ignoring of difference between magnetic strength and induction lead to incorrect determination of the Poynting vector.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1084-8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics: TaCoNa-Photonics 2012 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 24 Oct 201226 Oct 2012


Conference5th International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics
CityBad Honnef
Internet address
SeriesA I P Conference Proceedings Series

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