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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9793–9798

Forward- and backward-propagating Cerenkov radiation in strong chiral media

Min Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9793-9798 (2007)

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The mathematical solution for Cerenkov radiation (CR) in lossless chiral media, which has the strong chiral parameters, is introduced in this paper. We reveal unique behavior for the CR in strong chiral medium under different particle-velocity regimes. Within one particle-velocity range, a radiation pattern with double cone of propagation can be expected, and the radiation is associated with forward and backward directions of emission.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.1890) Materials : Detector materials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2007
Published: July 20, 2007

Min Cheng, "Forward- and backward-propagating Cerenkov radiation in strong chiral media," Opt. Express 15, 9793-9798 (2007)

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