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Wave Front Tuning of Coupled Hyperbolic Surface Waves on Anisotropic Interfaces

Repän, Taavi 1; Takayama, Osamu; Lavrinenko, Andrei
1 Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


A photonic surface wave, a propagating optical mode localized at the interface of two media, can play a significant role in controlling the flow of light at nanoscale. Among various types of such waves, surface waves with hyperbolic dispersion or simply hyperbolic surface waves supported on anisotropic metal interfaces can be exploited to effectively control the propagation of lightwaves. We used semi-analytical and numerical methods to study the nature of surface waves on several configurations of three-layers metal–dielectric–metal systems including isotropic and anisotropic cases where the metal cladding layers were assumed to have infinite thickness. We used semi-analytical and numerical approaches to study the phenomena. We showed that the propagation of surface wave can be tuned from diverging to converging in the plane of the interface by the combination of metals with different anisotropic properties.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000123265
Veröffentlicht am 03.09.2020
DOI: 10.3390/photonics7020034
Web of Science
Zitationen: 5
Zitationen: 7
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2304-6732
KITopen-ID: 1000123265
HGF-Programm 43.23.01 (POF III, LK 01) Advanced Optical Lithography+Microscopy
Erschienen in Photonics
Verlag MDPI
Band 7
Heft 2
Seiten Article: 34
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 20.05.2020
Schlagwörter surface wave; metamaterial; hyperbolic metamaterial; anisotropic material
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
Web of Science
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