Radiation by a point electric dipole embedded in a chiral sphere

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

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The fields radiated into free space by a point electric dipole embedded at the centre of a chiral sphere are obtained and discussed. It is shown that embedding in a chiral sphere enhances the radiation resistance; in addition, from the point of view of an observer in free space, the point electric dipole embedded in a chiral sphere appears to be made up of a point electric dipole and a point magnetic dipole. These observations indicate the potential use of chiral materials for making antenna radomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 14 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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