Superluminal tunneling of microwaves in smoothly varying transmission lines
2008 (English)In: Physica. E, Low-Dimensional systems and nanostructures, ISSN 1386-9477, Vol. 78, 016601-1-016601-6 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tunneling of microwaves through a smooth barrier in a transmission line is considered. In contrast to standard wave barriers, we study the case where the dielectric permittivity is positive, and the barrier is caused by the inhomogeneous dielectric profile. It is found that reflectionless, superluminal tunneling can take place for waves with a finite spectral width. The consequences of these findings are discussed, and an experimental setup testing our predictions is proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 78, 016601-1-016601-6 p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43492DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.78.016601Local ID: 73955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43492DiVA: diva2:264351