Analytical solution of Maxwell’s equations in lossy and optically active crystals

Haijun Yuan, W. Weinan, Peter Palffy-Muhoray

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3264-3266
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Analytical solution of Maxwell’s equations in lossy and optically active crystals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this