Transformation optics, isotropic chiral media and non-Riemannian geometry
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The geometrical interpretation of electromagnetism in transparent media (transformation optics) is extended to include chiral media that are isotropic but inhomogeneous. It was found that such media may be described through introducing the non-Riemannian geometrical property of torsion into the Maxwell equations, and it is shown how such an interpretation may be applied to the design of optical devices.
Horsley , S A R 2011 , ' Transformation optics, isotropic chiral media and non-Riemannian geometry ' New Journal of Physics , vol 13 , 053053 . DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/13/5/053053
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