The electromagnetics of complex media and metamaterials is a field that is making very rapid progress, so that books that are only a couple of years old become soon outdated. This book treats very many aspects of new materials from their electromagnetic response point of view: chiral, anisotropic, magnetic, photonic band gap media, and especially the new type of metamaterial, Veselago medium (material with simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability). Analytical, numerical, model-based, and experimental aspects are all considered. The book is intended for researchers and specialists in the fields of electromagnetics of new materials, but people who wish to enter the field will also find it a great help in getting acquainted with the problems in this area since the articles are mostly reviews that also include the most up-to-date information about electromagnetics and complex materials.
Table of ContentsI. General Aspects of Complex Media and Metamaterials.- Electromagnetic Emergence in Metamaterials. Deconstruction of Terminology of Complex Media.- Ideas for Potential Applications of Metamaterials with Negative Permittivity and Permeability.- Frequency Response Engineering of Magnetic Composite Materials.- A Flavour of Constitutive Relations: The Linear Regime.- II. Metamaterials With Negative Parameters.- Electrodynamics of Media with Simultaneously Negative Electric Permittivity and Magnetic Permeability.- Modelling and Microwave Properties of Artificial Materials with Negative Parameters.- On the Electromagnetic Modelling of Left-Handed Metamaterials.- III. Photonic Band Gap Materials.- Controllable Semiconductor Photonic Band Gap Structures.- Photonic Band Gap Effects in Magnetic Film with Periodically Striped-Domain Structure.- Simulation of Finite Photonic Crystals made of Biisotropic or Chiral Material. Using the Method of Auxiliary Sources.- IV. Analysis And Modelling Of Bianisotropic Structures.- Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Artificial Anisotropie Uniform and Twisted Omega-Structures.- A Review of Homogenization Studies for Biaxial Bianisotropic Materials.- Dispersion Properties of Stop-Band Structures from Thin Metallic Spirals.- Effective Electron Model of the Wire Helix Excitation at Microwaves: First Step to Optimization of Pitch Angle of Helix.- V. Advanced Computational Methods For Electromagnetic Waves Interaction With Metamaterials.- Transmission and Reflection of Electromagnetic Waves by the Plane Stratified Structures Possessing Gyrotropic Properties.- Selective Reflection at an Oblique Incidence of Electromagnetic Waves onto Stratified Periodic Gyrotropic Structures.- Resonances of Closed Modes in Thin Arrays of Complex Particles.- Surface and Leaky Modes of Multilayered Omega Structures.- The Competition of Bragg Reflection and Fresnel’s Reflection of Electromagnetic Waves in the Artificial Helicoidal Bianisotropic Media with Local Chirality.- Use of Contemporary Mathematical Applications for Exact Solution of Light Propagation Problem in Layered Media. Propagation and Scattering.- VI. Heterogeneous Materials and Wave Localization.- On Electrodynamics of One-Dimensional Heterogeneous System Beyond Homogenization Approximation.- Localized Electromagnetic and Elastic Fields with Applications to Control Laser Radiation.- Excitonic Composites.- Optical Anisotropy of the Crystals at the Nonuniform Fields.- VII. Applications of Complex Media and Other Metamaterials.- Self-Adaptive Material Systems.- Electromagnetic Field Solution in Curved Structures with Local Bianisotropic Loading Media.- Dielectric Substrates Anisotropy Effects on the Characteristics of Microstrip Structures.- Theoretical and Experimental Limitations of Chiral Microwave Absorbers.- List of Contributors.