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Bandwidth constraints for passive superluminal propagation through metamaterials

Gustafsson, Mats LU (2012) In Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing 109(4). p.1015-1021
Abstract
Superluminal transmission of electromagnetic waves is usually observed in a narrow bandwidth range and the velocity outside this range is subluminal. In this paper, it is shown that the transmission coefficient for superluminal propagation through a periodic metamaterial structure satisfies a sum rule. The sum rule and its corresponding physical bound relate frequency regions with a phase velocity above an arbitrary threshold with the thickness of the slab. The theoretical results are illustrated with numerical examples.
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Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
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109
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1015 - 1021
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1432-0630
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10.1007/s00339-012-7407-3
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  author       = {Gustafsson, Mats},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1015--1021},
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  title        = {Bandwidth constraints for passive superluminal propagation through metamaterials},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-012-7407-3},
  volume       = {109},
  year         = {2012},
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