Observation of the Uller-Zenneck wave

Muhammad Faryad, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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The Uller-Zenneck wave has been theoretically predicted to exist at the planar interface of two homogeneous dielectric materials of which only one must be dissipative. Experimental confirmation of this century-old prediction was obtained experimentally by exciting the Uller-Zenneck wave as a Floquet harmonic of nonzero order at the periodically corrugated interface of air and crystalline silicon in the 400-to-900-nm spectral regime. Application for intrachip optical interconnects at 850 nm appears promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5204-5207
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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