Light propagation in helicoidal bianisotropic mediums

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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Abstract

We have shown liquid crystals to be members of the more general class of helicoidal bianisotropic mediums (HBMs) and have discussed physical realizations of HBMs as liquid crystals, cross-linked polymer networks and solid thin films. Solutions of the time-harmonic Maxwell postulates for axial propagation in a HBM have been derived in terms of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a 4 × 4 matrix. We have given a procedure to obtain the response of a HBM slab to a normally incident plane wave and exemplified our analytical results by application to four mediums.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-437
Number of pages19
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume448
Issue number1934
StatePublished - Mar 8 1995

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Light propagation
Liquid Crystal
Liquid crystals
Propagation
propagation
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Postulate
Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions
Plane Wave
Thin Films
Polymers
Harmonic
Thin films
liquid crystals
axioms
eigenvectors
slabs
plane waves
eigenvalues
harmonics

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In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 448, No. 1934, 08.03.1995, p. 419-437.

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