Radiated potentials and fields in isotropic chiral media

V. K. Varadan, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, V. V. Varadan

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Abstract

The setting up of a potential theory applicable to isotropic chiral media (D= in E+ beta in *E, B= mu H+ beta mu *H) by the specification of vector as well as scalar, magnetic and electric potentials, is reported here. An infinite medium Green dyadic for these potentials is derived and is shown to contain two transverse components as well as a longitudinal one. The vector potentials are trirefringent; however, their longitudinal components do not contribute to the field vectors, which are only birefringent. Moreover, the vector potentials are axial vectors only for achiral media ( beta =0).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number014
Pages (from-to)4697-4702
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume20
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

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Chiral Media
Vector Potential
Electric Potential
Potential Theory
Vector Field
Transverse
Scalar
Specification
potential theory
dyadics
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scalars
Specifications
Electric potential
electric potential

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  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Vol. 20, No. 14, 014, 01.12.1987, p. 4697-4702.

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