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Tamm states in one-dimensional photonic crystals containing left-handed materials

Namdar, Abdolrahman

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We present a theoretical study of electromagnetic surface waves localized at an interface separating a conventional uniform medium and a semi-infinite one-dimensional photonic crystal made of alternate left-handed metamaterial and right-handed material, which we refer to as left-handed photonic crystal. We find unusual type of surface mode's structure, the so-called surface Tamm states and demonstrate that the presence of metamaterial in the photonic crystal structure allows for a flexible...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50810
Source: Optics Communications
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2007.05.063

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