Negative refraction and positive refraction are not Lorentz covariant

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Refraction into a half-space occupied by a pseudochiral omega material moving at constant velocity was studied by directly implementing the Lorentz transformations of electric and magnetic fields. Numerical studies revealed that negative refraction, negative phase velocity and counterposition are not Lorentz-covariant phenomenons in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 28 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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