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On electromagnetic waves in chiral media

by D. L. Jaggard, A. R. Mickelson, C. H. Papas
Applied Physics ()
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The propagation of electromagnetic waves through chiral media, i.e., through composite media consisting of macroscopic chiral objects randomly embedded in a dielectric is analyzed. The peculiar effects that such media have on the polarization properties of the waves are placed in evidence. To demonstrate the physical basis of these effects a specific example, chosen for its analytical simplicity, is worked out from first principles.

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