Physical nature of volume plasmon polaritons in hyperbolic metamaterials

Sergei Zhukovsky, Omar Kidwai, J. E. Sipe

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Abstract

We investigate electromagnetic wave propagation in multilayered metal-dielectric hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs). We demonstrate that high-k propagating waves in HMMs are volume plasmon polaritons. The volume plasmon polariton band is formed by coupling of short-range surface plasmon polariton excitations in the individual metal layers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)14982-14987
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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