Determination of dissipative Dyakonov surface waves using a finite element method based eigenvalue algorithm

Pi Kuei Shih, Hui Hsin Hsiao, Hung Chun Chang

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A full-vectorial finite element method is developed to analyze the surface waves propagating at the interface between two media which could be dissipative particularly. The dissipative wave possessing a complex-valued propagation constant can be determined precisely for any given propagation direction and thus the property of losses could be thoroughly analyzed. Besides, by applying a special characteristic of the implicit circular block matrix, we reduce the computational consumptions in the analysis. By utilizing this method, the Dyakonov surface wave (DSW) at the interface between a dielectric and a metal-dielectric multilayered (MDM) structure which serves as a hyperbolic medium is discussed. Its propagation loss is smaller for larger period of the MDM structure but its field becomes less confined to the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30276-30289
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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