Sihvola’s observation [Sihvola, Opt. Lett. 19, 430 (1994)] of an analogy between various elements of the polarizability dyadics for anisotropic spheres and the polarizabilities of chiral spheres is critically examined. It is argued that this analogy is both physically and mathematically misconceived.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 25, 1994
Published: October 15, 1994
Werner S. Weiglhofer, "Dielectric polarizability of a sphere with arbitrary anisotropy: comment," Opt. Lett. 19, 1663-1663 (1994)