On extinction in a homogeneous chiral medium

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Abstract

Chiral media are necessarily dissipative. An approximate optical theorem is derived for extinction in a homogeneous chiral medium. This approximate optical theorem becomes exact when dissipation is ignored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalOptik (Jena)
Volume99
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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