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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1982
  • pp: 938–942

Surface waves in bounded gyrotropic media

Ashok Puri, Deva N. Pattanayak, and Joseph L. Birman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 7, pp. 938-942 (1982)

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We report on the dispersion of surface waves in a bounded gyrotropic medium. Numerical results are obtained for quartz and sodium chlorate. An attenuated-total-reflection (ATR) experiment for surface waves is formulated for a vacuum-medium interface. We also compute the ATR spectra for quartz and sodium chlorate.

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Ashok Puri, Deva N. Pattanayak, and Joseph L. Birman, "Surface waves in bounded gyrotropic media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 938-942 (1982)

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