EPJ Applied Metamaterials
Volume 2, 2015
Advanced Metamaterials in Microwaves, Optics and Mechanics
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||26 January 2016|
Super-collimation of the radiation by a point source in a uniaxial wire medium
Department of Electrical Engineering, Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Coimbra, 3030
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Accepted: 17 November 2015
Published online: 26 January 2016
We investigate the radiation properties of a short horizontal dipole embedded in a uniaxial wire medium. It is shown that the uniaxial wire medium enables a super-collimation of the dipole radiation such that the radiation pattern has a singularity and the radiated fields are non-diffractive in the broadside direction. We derive a closed analytical formula for the power radiated by the dipole in the wire medium. Our theory demonstrates that as a consequence of the ultrahigh density of photonic states of the nanowire array, the power radiated by the dipole is strongly enhanced as compared to the power that would be emitted in the dielectric host with no nanowires.
Key words: Wire medium / Effective medium theory / Super-collimation
© T.A. Morgado and M.G. Silveirinha, Published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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