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Magnetic uniaxial wire medium

Morgado, T. A. ; Costa, J. ; Silveirinha, M. G.

Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Vol. 93, Nº 075102, pp. - - -, February, 2016.

ISSN (print): 1098-0121
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Journal Impact Factor: 3,736 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.075102

It is shown that a racemic array of helical-shaped metallic wires may have a dual electromagnetic response, such that for arbitrarily large wavelengths it concurrently supports two modes with hyperbolic- and elliptical-type dispersions. Importantly, one of the eigenwaves is nearly dispersionless and sees the metamaterial as a medium with extreme magnetic anisotropy. The metamaterial may thus behave as the magnetic analog of the conventional wire medium formed by a set of parallel straight metallic wires. It is demonstrated that the magnetic wire medium enables channeling the subwavelength details of transverse electric (TE) polarized waves.