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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 362739, 7 pages
Research Article

Waves in Microstructured Conducting Sheath Helix Embedded Optical Guides with Chiral Nihility and Chiral Materials

Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Received 10 April 2014; Revised 28 May 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 17 June 2014

Academic Editor: Christian Brosseau

Copyright © 2014 N. Iqbal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper deals with the sustainment of electromagnetic waves in circularly cylindrical optical guide with chiral nihility and chiral materials in the core and the clad sections, respectively. A perfectly conducting tightly wound helix is introduced at the core-clad interface. The eigenvalue relation for such a complex optical microstructured guide is deduced by applying suitable boundary conditions at the core-clad interface, and the dispersion behavior is analyzed by varying the pitch angle of helix. The sustainment of energy flux density in such optical guides is estimated under various structural conditions, and the density patterns in core-clad sections are anatomized analytically.