Constraint on linear, spatiotemporally nonlocal, spatiotemporally nonhomogeneous constitutive relations

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer

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The structure of modern electromagnetic theory imposes a fundamental constraint on the constitutive relations which describe linear material media. Here, in extension to previous work, we provide a proof of this algebraic constraint for the most general type of linear medium: one that is bianisotropic and spatiotemporally nonhomogeneous as well as spatiotemporally nonlocal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1867-1878
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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