Anomalous axial propagation - reflecting the characteristics of Voigt waves in crystals - is examined in a gyrotropic, dielectric, helicoidally nonhomogeneous medium with local uniaxiality. A fourth-order ordinary differential equation is derived, from which the conditions for anomalous axial propagation are extracted. Vibration ellipses of axially propagating Voigt waves in the chosen medium precess, a trait not evident in a homogeneous medium.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||AEU-Archiv fur Elektronik und Ubertragungstechnik|
|State||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Computer Networks and Communications