On the influence of chirality on the scattering response of a chiral scatterer

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

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Abstract

Exactly how the handedness of an optically active scatterer affects its electromagnetic (EM) response is a question of importance in EM field theory. It has been shown here that the presence of handedness (chirality) in a scatterer does so by modifying the charge and current densities included on its surface when it is being illuminated by an EM field. Field-theoretic arguments found in any standard textbook on classical EM theory have been used to establish this conclusion. Copyright š 1987 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
VolumeEMC-29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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