Determination of sign of refractive index of active media via time-domain calculation

Joseph B. Geddes, Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

We show that the signs of the real and imaginary parts of the refractive index of a physically-realizable linear active medium can be unambiguously determined using a finitedifference calculation in the time domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)1557528462, 9781557528469
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 16 2007Sep 16 2007

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period9/16/079/16/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Geddes, J. B., Mackay, T. G., & Lakhtakia, A. (2007). Determination of sign of refractive index of active media via time-domain calculation. In Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2007 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/fio.2007.fwd3