Negative reflection in a faraday chiral medium

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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The four wave numbers associated with planewave propagation in a Faraday chiral medium (FCM) with relatively huge magnetoelectric coupling give rise to enhanced possibilities for negative-phase-velocity propagation and, therefore, negative refraction. They can also give rise to the phenomenon of negative reflection. In particular, for a nondissipative example, we deduced that an incident planewave with positive/negative phase velocity can result in a negatively reflected planewave with negative/positive phase velocity, as well as a positively reflected planewave with positive/negative phase velocity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1368-1371
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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