Effective medium theory with finite boundaries

Kyoung Ho Kim, Q. Han Park

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In this study, we present a way to control the refractive index inside of an otherwise empty metallic waveguide by inserting dielectric slabs. We show how to predict the effective refractive index for a partially filled waveguide. These predictions are confirmed by explicit numerical FDTD calculations on the electromagnetic wave propagation inside the waveguide. Our work provides a simple rule to design effective medium inside finite boundaries, that can be used for metamaterial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2011 Aug 282011 Sept 1

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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