Modal Analysis of Finite-Thickness Slab with Single-Negative Tensor Material Parameters

Masashi HOTTA  Mitsuo HANO  Ikuo AWAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E89-C   No.9   pp.1283-1290
Publication Date: 2006/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e89-c.9.1283
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Metamaterials for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Applications)
metamaterial,  anisotropy,  single-negative material,  tensor material parameter,  magnetostatic wave,  

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Eigenvalue equations and expressions of EM fields for volume modes in an anisotropic single-negative slab with tensor material parameters is presented. By the comparison with the eigenvalue equation of surface modes along single-negative slab with negative scalar permeability, the validity of the present study is confirmed. We have also made clear which elements of the material parameter tensors affect existence of TE and TM modes in the slab. Taking the dispersion of material parameters into consideration, we demonstrate in detail that TE modes propagate in a slab with one negative element of the permeability tensor numerically. These TE modes turn out to be the magnetostatic waves (MSWs), which is the first demonstration of the MSW in a nonmagnetic material.