Abstract

The constitutive relations used by Sah and Gowri Krishna [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1388 (2001)] are inconsistent with energy and reciprocity requirements.

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1998

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “The Post constraint revisited,” Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 52, 276–279 (1998).

1996

1991

A. Lakhtakia, “A case for magnetic sources,” Phys. Essays 4, 105–108 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1986

1984

C. Krowne, “Electromagnetic theorems for complex anisotropic media,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 32, 1224–1230 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1916

F. Gray, “The optical activity of liquids and gases,” Phys. Rev. 7, 472–488 (1916).
[CrossRef]

Drude, P.

P. Drude, Lehrbuch der Optik (S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1900). See the English translation of this book by C. R. Mann, R. A. Millikan: P. Drude, The Theory of Optics (Dover Press, New York, 1959).

P. Drude, Précis d’Optique (Gauthier-Villars, Paris, France, 1911). This translation was prepared by M. Boll.

Gray, F.

F. Gray, “The optical activity of liquids and gases,” Phys. Rev. 7, 472–488 (1916).
[CrossRef]

Krishna, J. Gowri

Krowne, C.

C. Krowne, “Electromagnetic theorems for complex anisotropic media,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 32, 1224–1230 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Lakhtakia, A.

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “The Post constraint revisited,” Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 52, 276–279 (1998).

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “Causality and natural optical activity (chirality),” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385–386 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. Lakhtakia, “A case for magnetic sources,” Phys. Essays 4, 105–108 (1991).
[CrossRef]

A. Lakhtakia, Beltrami Fields in Chiral Media (World Scientific, Singapore, 1994).

Post, E. J.

E. J. Post, Formal Structure of Electromagnetics (Dover, New York, 1997), p. 129.

Sah, Y.

Silverman, M. P.

Weiglhofer, W. S.

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “The Post constraint revisited,” Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 52, 276–279 (1998).

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “Causality and natural optical activity (chirality),” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 385–386 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag.

W. S. Weiglhofer, A. Lakhtakia, “The Post constraint revisited,” Arch. Elektr. Uebertrag. 52, 276–279 (1998).

IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag.

C. Krowne, “Electromagnetic theorems for complex anisotropic media,” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag. 32, 1224–1230 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Phys. Essays

A. Lakhtakia, “A case for magnetic sources,” Phys. Essays 4, 105–108 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev.

F. Gray, “The optical activity of liquids and gases,” Phys. Rev. 7, 472–488 (1916).
[CrossRef]

Other

E. J. Post, Formal Structure of Electromagnetics (Dover, New York, 1997), p. 129.

P. Drude, Précis d’Optique (Gauthier-Villars, Paris, France, 1911). This translation was prepared by M. Boll.

P. Drude, Lehrbuch der Optik (S. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1900). See the English translation of this book by C. R. Mann, R. A. Millikan: P. Drude, The Theory of Optics (Dover Press, New York, 1959).

A. Lakhtakia, Beltrami Fields in Chiral Media (World Scientific, Singapore, 1994).

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×E=-(1/c)H/t,
×H=(ϵ/c)E/t+(γ/c)(×E)/t.
D=ϵE+γ×E,
B=H.
×E=-(1/c)H/t+(g/c2)2E/t2,
D=ϵ(E+β×E),
B=μ(E+β×H)

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