What happens to plane waves at the planar interfaces of mirror-conjugated chiral media

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

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The plane-wave reflection and transmission characteristics of bimaterial interfaces between chiral and chiral- achiral interfaces have been extensively explored. We report on the curious characteristics of the interface formed by two chiral half-spaces, one of which is the mirror image of the other; this is referred to as problem 1. It is shown that these characteristics are related to the reflection of plane waves on the interface of a chiral half-space and a perfectly conducting one, which constitutes problem 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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