Negative reflection in a Faraday chiral medium

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

The four wave numbers associated with planewave propagation in a Faraday chiral medium (FCM) with relatively huge magnetoelectric coupling give rise to enhanced possibilities for negativephase-velocity propagation and, therefore, negative refraction. They can also give rise to the phenomenon of negative reflection. In particular, for a nondissipative example, we deduced that an incident planewave with positive/negative phase velocity can result in a negatively reflected planewave with negative/positive phase velocity, as well as a positively reflected planewave with positive/negative phase velocity. (c) 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1368-1371
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and optical technology letters
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Faraday chiral medium
  • isotropic chiral medium
  • negative reflection
  • negative refraction
  • negative phase velocity
  • CONSTITUTIVE PARAMETERS
  • COMPOSITE MEDIUM
  • INDEX MATERIALS
  • INTERFACE

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