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Title: Vectorial approach of determining the wave propagation at metasurfaces

Vector approach often benefits optical engineers and physicists, and a vector formulation of the laws of reflection and refraction has been studied (Tkaczyk, 2012). However, the conventional reflection and refraction laws may be violated in the presence of a metasurface, and reflection and refraction at the metasurface obey generalized laws of reflection and refraction (Yu et al., 2011). In this letter, the vectorial laws of reflection and refraction at the metasurface were derived, and the matrix formulation of these vectorial laws are also obtained. These results enable highly efficient and unambiguous computations in ray-tracing problems that involve a metasurface.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Physics Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (United States)
  2. School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, 20355 Hamburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22451234
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics; Journal Volume: 361; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MATRICES; OPTICS; REFLECTION; REFRACTION; VECTORS; WAVE PROPAGATION