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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2871–2878

Properties of Vavilov–Cherenkov radiation in an anisotropic medium with a resonant dispersion of permittivity

Ekaterina S. Belonogaya, Sergey N. Galyamin, and Andrey V. Tyukhtin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2871-2878 (2011)

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The Vavilov–Cherenkov radiation of a charge moving along the main axis of an anisotropic uniaxial nongyrotropic medium with resonant-type dispersion is analyzed. This model of the medium is typical both for crystals and for some metamaterials. The analytical results obtained using the complex plane analysis and the corresponding computed examples for the electromagnetic field components and energy patterns are given. The electromagnetic field is presented as the sum of a quasi-Coulomb field and a radiation field (the plasma oscillations are not generated in the case under consideration). The classification of media with respect to the character of the energy pattern directivity is given. It is shown that patterns of five different types can be realized. Each of them has two lobes, which can be “forward,” “reversed,” or “mixed.”

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2011
Published: November 11, 2011

Ekaterina S. Belonogaya, Sergey N. Galyamin, and Andrey V. Tyukhtin, "Properties of Vavilov-Cherenkov radiation in an anisotropic medium with a resonant dispersion of permittivity," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2871-2878 (2011)

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