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Volume 2010 |Article ID 832487 | 5 pages | https://doi.org/10.3814/2010/832487

Pseudo-TE/TM Waves in a Self-Dual Chiral Medium

Received25 Sep 2009
Accepted20 Oct 2009
Published17 Nov 2009

Abstract

Using successively the conventional Gibbs and the differential-form formulations of Maxwell's equations, we analyze the electromagnetic fields in a self-dual chiral material (invariance under the exchanges [(EH), (DB), (εμ)]. We prove that such a medium supports pseudo-TE/TM waves (only a component is null with two relations between four of the five other components). An interesting example is supplied by the Courant-Hilbert quasi-undistorted progressing waves: their form does not change along propagation; only their amplitude could change.

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Copyright © 2010 Pierre Hillion. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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