Publication Title

Physical Review E

Publication Date

3-2000

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

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.

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Copyright 2000 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.61.3264.


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