Under certain circumstances, Voigt waves can propagate in a biaxial composite medium even though the component material phases individually do not support Voigt wave propagation. This phenomenon is considered within the context of the strong-permittivity-fluctuation theory. A generalized implementation of the theory is developed in order to explore the propagation of Voigt waves in any direction. It is shown that the correlation length - a parameter characterizing the distributional statistics of the component material phases - plays a crucial role in facilitating the propagation of Voigt waves in the homogenized composite medium.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)