Transfer matrix method for the analysis of space-time-modulated media and systems

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Space-time modulation adds another powerful degree of freedom to the manipulation of classical wave systems. It opens the door for complex control of wave behavior beyond the reach of stationary systems, such as nonreciprocal wave transport and realization of gain media. Here we generalize the transfer matrix method and use it to create a general framework to solve wave propagation problems in time-varying acoustic, electromagnetic, and electric circuit systems. The proposed method provides a versatile approach for the study of general space-time-varying systems, which allows any number of time-modulated elements with an arbitrary modulation profile, facilities the investigation of high-order modes, and provides an interface between space-time-modulated systems and other systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Li, J; Zhu, X; Shen, C; Peng, X; Cummer, SA

Published Date

  • October 31, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 14

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9969

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.144311

Citation Source

  • Scopus