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Theory of Electrostatic Waves in Hyperbolic Metamaterials

The author has written a textbook on the theoretical treatment of electrostatic waves for hyperbolic metamaterials. This reference provides a detailed theoretical framework for the modified system of Maxwell’s equations in anisotropic media, which is well-suited for advanced undergraduate or graduate students as well as scientists interested in the combined effects of dielectric and metal components for the resulting field.

Readers with an interest in photonic crystals or surface waves will find a detailed analytical treatment on dispersion relationships, phase, and group velocities with possible group delays for hyperbolic metamaterials. Energy relationships (energy flux) and evanescent waves are well-represented in the context of various interfaces.

Furthermore, waveguides are treated in 2D and 3D geometries, including potential problems for anisotropic media with layered hyperbolic metamaterials in cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems allowing polarizability or permittivity effects.

Surface waves in 2D hyperbolic metamaterials  are also studied in contrast to surface plasmons at the interface between isotropic media and hyperbolic metamaterials.

Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, Mainzer Koenig Research Associates, Portland, OR, USA

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica.


Publish Date: 07 March 2024

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