Correlation length facilitates Voigt wave propagation

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Under certain circumstances, Voigt waves can propagate in a biaxial composite medium even though the component material phases individually do not support Voigt wave propagation. This phenomenon is considered within the context of the strong-permittivity-fluctuation theory. A generalized implementation of the theory is developed in order to explore the propagation of Voigt waves in any direction. It is shown that the correlation length - a parameter characterizing the distributional statistics of the component material phases - plays a crucial role in facilitating the propagation of Voigt waves in the homogenized composite medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L1-L11
JournalWaves Random Media
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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