Perfect absorption by semi-infinite indefinite medium

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 semi-infinite space of lossy indefinite anisotropic medium. Unlike isotropic lossy materials (where the total absorption occurs for a finite-thickness layers only) in our case it happens for a lossy half-space. We show that this perfect absorption happens when the Zenneck wave guided by the surface of indefinite lossy medium becomes a homogenous plane wave.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Days on Diffraction, DD 2012
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-4419-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDays on Diffraction - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 28 May 20121 Jun 2012


ConferenceDays on Diffraction
Abbreviated titleDD
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

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