The plane-wave reflection and transmission characteristics of bimaterial interfaces between chiral and chiral-achiral interfaces have been extensively explored. We report on the curious characteristics of the interface formed by two chiral half-spaces, one of which is the mirror image of the other; this is referred to as problem 1. It is shown that these characteristics are related to the reflection of plane waves on the interface of a chiral half-space and a perfectly conducting one, which constitutes problem 2.
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vasundara V. Varadan, and Vijay K. Varadan, "What happens to plane waves at the planar interfaces of mirror-conjugated chiral media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6, 23-26 (1989)