Polarization conversion of electromagnetic waves by Faraday chiral media

School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang 150001, China
Journal of Applied Physics (Impact Factor: 2.18). 04/2010; 107(5):054104 - 054104-6. DOI: 10.1063/1.3310640
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The reflection of a normally incident plane wave due to the interface between vacuum and a Faraday chiral medium (FCM) supported by a perfect electric conductor was rigorously derived. Numerical results strongly indicated that arbitrary polarization conversions are realizable from the incident plane wave to the reflected plane wave by properly choosing the constitutive parameters of the FCM.

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