Negative refraction and positive refraction are not Lorentz covariant

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Refraction into a half-space occupied by a pseudochiral omega material moving at constant velocity was studied by directly implementing the Lorentz transformations of electric and magnetic fields. Numerical studies revealed that negative refraction, negative phase velocity and counterposition are not Lorentz-covariant phenomenons in general. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics letters a
Volume374
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • PHASE-VELOCITY PROPAGATION
  • BLACK-HOLE
  • INDEX
  • WAVES
  • PERMITTIVITY
  • MEDIA

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