A simple homogeneous model for regular and irregular metallic wire media samples

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Research units

  • St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO)


To simplify the solution of electromagnetic problems with wire media samples, it is reasonable to treat them as the samples of a homogeneous material without spatial dispersion. The account of spatial dispersion implies additional boundary conditions and makes the solution of boundary problems difficult especially if the sample is not an infinitely extended layer. Moreover, for a novel type of wire media – arrays of randomly tilted wires – a spatially dispersive model has not been developed. Here, we introduce a simplistic heuristic model of wire media samples shaped as bricks. Our model covers WM of both regularly and irregularly stretched wires.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalPhotonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Extreme anisotropy, Homogeneous model, Hyperlensing effect, Metamaterials, Radiation enhancement, Wire media

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