Backward Waves and Negative Refraction
in Photonic (Electromagnetic) Crystals
P. A. Belov, K. R. Simovski, and S. A. Tretyakov
Received April 24, 2003
AbstractA detailed review on excitation of backward waves and negative refraction in photonic (electromag-
netic) crystals is presented. Classification into forward and backward waves in linear media is considered in
relation to the phenomenon of refraction at the isotropic dielectriccrystalline medium interface. The role of
the interface orientation with respect to the intrinsic geometry of the medium is clarified. The feasibility of neg-
ative refraction in the absence of a backward wave is illustrated by simple examples; an example of negative
refraction and backward wave excitation in a nonmagnetic crystal are given.
Pleiades Publishing home page | journal home page | top
If you have any problems with this server, contact webmaster.