Normally incident plane waves on a chiral slab with linear property variations

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan

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Abstract

Reflection by and transmission through a chiral slab are explored for normally incident plane waves, it being assumed that the constitutive parameters of the slab vary along the direction of incidence. It is shown that the Faraday and the Ampere-Maxwell equations decompose into two autonomous matrix differential equations. The effect of the chiral slab is accounted for by the matrices S± that can be numerically evaluated for a linearly inhomogeneous chiral slab using two methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsVijay K. Varadan
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages120-126
Number of pages7
Volume1558
ISBN (Print)0819406864
StatePublished - 1991
EventWave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 22 1991Jul 24 1991

Other

OtherWave Propagation and Scattering in Varied Media II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/22/917/24/91

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lakhtakia, A., Varadan, V. K., & Varadan, V. V. (1991). Normally incident plane waves on a chiral slab with linear property variations. In V. K. Varadan (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1558, pp. 120-126). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.