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Title: Surface waves propagating on grounded anisotropic dielectric slab
Authors: Chen, Zhuozhu
Shen, Zhongxiang
Keywords: Anisotropic Metamaterial
Grounded Dielectric Slab
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Chen, Z., & Shen, Z. (2018). Surface waves propagating on grounded anisotropic dielectric slab. Applied Sciences, 8(1), 102-.
Series/Report no.: Applied Sciences
Abstract: This paper investigates the characteristics of surface waves propagating on a grounded anisotropic dielectric slab. Distinct from the existing analyses that generally assume that the fields of surface wave uniformly distribute along the transverse direction of the infinitely large grounded slab, our method takes into account the field variations along the transverse direction of a finite-width slab. By solving Maxwell’s equations in closed-form, it is revealed that no pure transverse magnetic (TM) or transverse electric (TE) mode exists if the fields are non-uniformly distributed along the transverse direction of the grounded slab. Instead, two hybrid modes, namely quasi-TM and quasi-TE modes, are supported. In addition, the propagation characteristics of two hybrid modes supported by the grounded anisotropic slab are analyzed in terms of the slab thickness, slab width, as well as the relative permittivity tensor of the anisotropic slab. Furthermore, different methods are employed to compare the analyses, as well as to validate our derivations. The proposed method is very suitable for practical engineering applications.
ISSN: 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app8010102
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Fulltext Permission: open
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