Abstract

In this reply I argue that “the work done on the bound current densities” can not be “attributed differently”, as Favaro, Kinsler and McCall (FKM) suggest in the preceding Comment. There is a unique physically justifiable expression for this quantity, namely, J b · E. This expression follows from the Newtonian laws of motion. Alternative forms can not be obtained by mathematically manipulating the Poynting identity. I also discuss other points raised by FKM in their Comment.

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  1. A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
    [Crossref]
  2. V. A. Markel, “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible,” Opt. Express 16, 19152–19168 (2008).
    [Crossref]

2009 (1)

A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

Favaro, A.

A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
[Crossref]

Kinsler, P.

A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
[Crossref]

Markel, V. A.

McCall, M. W.

A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

A. Favaro, P. Kinsler, and M. W. McCall, “Comment on “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible”,” Opt. Express 17(17), 15167–15169 (2009).
[Crossref]

V. A. Markel, “Correct definition of the Poynting vector in electrically and magnetically polarizable medium reveals that negative refraction is impossible,” Opt. Express 16, 19152–19168 (2008).
[Crossref]

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