The existence of an exact solution for axial propagation in a dielectric cholesteric medium has been often remarked upon. Here, we obtain the exact solution for axial propagation in a magnetic-dielectric cholesteric medium, using the 4 × 4 matrix method of optics. Our solution procedure also enables us to identify the specific features that make axial propagation in cholesteric media remarkable in having an analytical solution.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics