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Authors: K. Quang Le, P. Bienstman
Title: Padé Approximate Solution for Wave Propagation in Graded-Index Metamaterials
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 12/2010
Journal/Conference/Book: Journal of Optics
Volume(Issue): 13 p.024015
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/13/2/024015
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A new approximate solution for wave propagation in graded-index media is developed whereby the exact wave propagation equation is replaced by any one of a sequence of higher-order (m,n) Padé approximant operators. The resulting formulations may be discretized by common numerical schemes and solvable by existing numerical techniques. The accuracy of this approximate calculation of the wave propagator is demonstrated in comparison with the exact result. We then employ the resulting method to investigate wave propagation in metamaterials with graded-index profiles changing according to a hyperbolic tangent function along the propagation direction.

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