A fourth-order wave equation is derived to study the propagation of an electromagnetic (EM) wave in a medium composed of chiral objects. This approximate wave equation does not reflect the handedness of the medium directly, which is more readily apparent, however, in a pair of two coupled second-order wave equations obtained en route.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Applied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1985|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)