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Title: Analysis of Dyakonov surface waves existing at the interface of an isotropic medium and a conductor-backed uniaxial slab
Authors: Chen, Sipeng
Shen, Zhongxiang
Wu, Wen
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Optics, optoelectronics, photonics
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Chen, S., Shen, Z., & Wu, W. (2014). Analysis of Dyakonov surface waves existing at the interface of an isotropic medium and a conductor-backed uniaxial slab. Journal of the optical society of America A, 31(9), 1923-1930.
Series/Report no.: Journal of the optical society of America A
Abstract: In this paper, Dyakonov surface waves (Dyakonov SWs) existing at the interface between a semi-infinite isotropic medium and a conductor-backed uniaxial slab are analyzed with the help of an exponential-matrix method. The boundary conditions at the interface are formulated using eigenvalues and eigenvectors of two partnering media. Based on this, the existence region of Dyakonov SWs is formulated and proven to be highly dependent on the thickness of the uniaxial slab. Some relevant characteristics of the propagating Dyakonov SWs, such as the distribution of the propagation constant, and the electric- and magnetic-field distributions, are introduced and investigated. In addition, this method can be applied to analyze other finite thickness structures.
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.31.001923
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: © 2014 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Optical Society of America. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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