A plethora of negative-refraction phenomenons in relativistic and non-relativistic scenarios

Tom G. MacKay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

In accordance with Snel's law of refraction, whether a plane wave is refracted in the negative sense or positive sense at a planar boundary between two homogenous mediums is determined solely by the orientation of the real parts of the wavevectors involved. Thus, negative refraction should be distinguished from the associated but independent phenomenons of negative phase velocity, counterposition and negative deflection of energy flux. None of these phenomenons is Lorentz covariant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposium Digest - 20th URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2010
Pages772-775
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event20th URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2010 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Aug 16 2010Aug 19 2010

Publication series

NameSymposium Digest - 20th URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2010

Other

Other20th URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2010
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period8/16/108/19/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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