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On Electromagnetic Fields in a Periodically Inhomogeneous Chiral Medium

Akhlesh Lakhtakia , Vijay K. Varadan and Vasundara V. Varadan

Abstract

Electromagnetic fields in a periodically inhomogeneous chiral medium are examined. The constitutive properties of the chiral medium vary along the z axis, and reduced fields with prescribed x-variations are used. Coupled first-order differential equations are derived to describe the reduced fields. Two special cases -(i) piecewise constant inhomogeneity, and (ii) constant impedance inhomogeneity, - are discussed in detail, and solution procedures are provided

Received: 1989-11-18
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1990-5-1

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