Perfect absorption at Zenneck wave to plane wave transition

D. G. Baranov*, A. P. Vinogradov, C. R. Simovski

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    We theoretically demonstrate that there is an angle of incidence and frequency at which a p-polarized electromagnetic wave can be perfectly absorbed without reflection by a half-space of lossy indefinite anisotropic medium. We show that this perfect absorption occurs when the Zenneck wave guided by a surface of indefinite medium transits to a homogenous plane wave. This angular and frequency selectivity of the absorption can find a use for photovoltaic systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-75
    Number of pages6
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Indefinite materials
    • Perfect absorption
    • Surface plasmon polariton

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