Propagation in and scattering from a matched metamaterial having a zero index of refraction

Richard W. Ziolkowski

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The propagation in and scattering from Planar metamaterials that exhibit a zero index of refraction within a specified frequency band, were investigated. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulator was used to treat the corresponding one- and two-dimensional scattering problems. Since the matched zero-index slab transformed the cylindrical waves generated by an internal line source into planar wavefronts, it was suggested that such a slab would do the same to the fields radiated by an external line source. The results show that in steady state, the fields in the matched zero-index medium are static in character but the underlying dynamics are that of propagating transverse waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number046608
Pages (from-to)046608-1-046608-12
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 2
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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