Mediation of nonlinear polarization by the magnetic field in a composite medium with a chiral component

Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Nonlinear optics commonly employs dielectric materials wherein the nunlinear polarization is mediated by the electric field. We show, by means of an example, that the nonlinear polarization can be mediated by the magnetic field also in particulate composites formed by mixing nonlinear dielectrics with isotropic chiral media at molecular-length scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 5 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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