Plane waves and canonical sources in a gyroelectromagnetic uniaxial medium

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

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A characteristic of a gyroelectromagnetic uniaxial medium is that its permittivity and permeability tensors have the same preferred axis. Dyadic analysis is used to obtain expressions for plane waves in such a medium, and their characteristics are explored. Conditions for incidental and pathological unirefringence are identified; and expressions for time-averaged Poynting vectors and time-averaged energy densities are obtained. Canonical sources for this medium are also identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-861
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Electronics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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