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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 162–164

Current density in a perfect mirror

Henk F. Arnoldus  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 162-164 (2008)

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Electromagnetic radiation incident upon a perfect mirror induces a current density on the surface of the conducting material of the mirror. It is shown that this surface current density can be expressed directly in terms of the source current density, which generates the incident field, without evaluating the electric and magnetic fields first.

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OCIS Codes
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2007
Published: January 10, 2008

Henk F. Arnoldus, "Current density in a perfect mirror," Opt. Lett. 33, 162-164 (2008)

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