Difficulties have previously been noted in the use of the D and H fields in the Maxwell boundary conditions when these are applied to theories of reflection effects involving chiral media. Such difficulties may be avoided by adopting covariant forms of D and H. These are derived in the electric quadrupole–magnetic dipole approximation for a magnetic anisotropic chiral medium exposed to a plane monochromatic electromagnetic wave.
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E. B. Graham and R. E. Raab, "Covariant D and H fields for reflection from a magnetic anisotropic chiral medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 131-134 (1997)