Existence and properties of microwave surface plasmons at the interface between a right-handed and a left-handed media

Journal Article

Surface plasmons (SPs) are interface waves very similar to Zenneck waves but existing only at optical frequencies where metals exhibit a negative permittivity. The availability of novel structured metamaterials with tailorable positive/negative constitutive parameters allows the generation of SPs in the microwave range, which may lead to novel components and antennas applications. This paper describes SPs existing at the interface between a right-bunded (RH) and a left-handed (LH) materials. The dispersion relation is established, the properties of these SPs are discussed, a transmission line (TL) LC implementation of the RH/LH interface is proposed, and the phenomena are demonstrated by full-wave simulation in an effective medium approach.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Caloz, C; Lee, CJ; Smith, DR; Pendry, JB; Itoh, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 3151 - 3154

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1522-3965

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/aps.2004.1332047

Citation Source

  • Scopus