Title: Possible behaviours of TE modes in a left-handed slab waveguide

Authors: B. Mokhtari; N. Cherkaoui Eddeqaqi; J. Atangana; B.G. Onana Essama; T.C. Kofane

Addresses: Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Moulay Ismail University, B.P. 1120, Meknes, Morocco ' Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Moulay Ismail University, B.P. 1120, Meknes, Morocco ' Department of Physics, Higher Teacher's Training College of Yaounde, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 47, Yaounde, Cameroon ' Department of Physics, Higher Teacher's Training College of Yaounde, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 47, Yaounde, Cameroon; Laboratory of Electronics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 812, Yaounde, Cameroon ' Laboratory of Mechanics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 812, Yaounde, Cameroon

Abstract: We present a theoretical study of a slab waveguide made of a left-handed material in order to clarify the action of electric plasma frequency on the guided dispersion characteristics. We also examined the dispersion properties of the guided waves and discuss the existence of new modes. We show that it is possible to increase the domain of existence of the mode and control the energy flow for a suitable choice of parameters. That leads to an exhibition of new types of modes unusually seen in slab waveguide only composed by right-handed material.

Keywords: slab waveguide; dispersion; electric plasma frequency; left-handed slab; energy flow; metamaterials.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2014.066851

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2014 Vol.5 No.4, pp.274 - 284

Received: 01 Aug 2013
Accepted: 20 Nov 2013

Published online: 26 Feb 2015 *

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