Voigt wave propagation via homogenization

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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The propagation of Voight waves was studied. The relationship between the orientations of the singular axes and the distinguised axes of the component phases was also investigated using the Maxwell Garnett and the Bruggeman homogenization formalisms. The results indicate that Voigt waves propagate in biaxial composite materials whose component phases do not support the propagation of Voigt waves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Complex Mediums IV: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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