Forerunners (precursors) in linear, temporally dispersive, bigyrotropic materials are investigated with time-domain techniques. Bigyrotropic materials are characterized by 12 constitutive parameters (integral kernels). Specifically, the four susceptibility dyadics are all gyrotropic with a common gyrotropic axis. Pulse propagation along this axis is analyzed with dispersive (noncoupling) wave splitting and complex, time-dependent field vectors. Two numerical examples illustrating the method are presented.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1997
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 1998
Published: September 1, 1998
Igor Egorov and Sten Rikte, "Forerunners in bigyrotropic materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2391-2403 (1998)