Physical Review E
Analytical solution of Maxwell's equations is obtained for general linear optical materials: lossy and optically active crystals. Explicit expressions are obtained for the dispersion relation and the propagating eigenmodes. In general, four rather than two distinct modes are present. The results are useful in describing light propagation in optically complex media.
Yuan, Haijun; Weinan, E.; and Palffy-Muhoray, Peter (2000). Analytical Solution of Maxwell's Equations in Lossy and Optically Active Crystals. Physical Review E 61(3), 3264-3266. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/9