Influence of pitch on attenuation and handedness of axial propagation modes in helicoidal bianisotropic mediums

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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Abstract

The interplay of spatial and temporal periodicities in a chiral ferrosmectic medium is responsible for the three zones into which axial propagation may be classified. Each of the three zones is marked by specific modal attenuation and modal handedness characteristics. The generality of this observation is sufficient to conjecture that similar conclusions may be drawn for helicoidal bianisotropic mediums in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume111
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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