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On equivalency of the Casimir and the Landau-Lifshits approach to optical electrodynamics

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The controversial discussion on the existence of the specular optical activity phenomenon is reexamined. We prove here that the effect is predicted by approaches based both on the Casimir and the Landau-Lifshitz material equations and that these equations are in fact equivalent if crucial terms containing the derivatives of the nonlocal susceptibilities are taken into account in the derivation. Polarization azimuth rotation in the reflected wave of the scale 2×10^-6 to 2×10^-4 rad may be expected in absorbing optically active crystals. We also show that specular optical activity is intrinsically linked with the transmission effect.

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Bungay, A.R., Svirko, Yu.P. and Zheludev, N.I. (1993) On equivalency of the Casimir and the Landau-Lifshits approach to optical electrodynamics Physical Review B, 47, (18), pp. 11730-11735. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.47.11730).

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Published date: May 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 78505
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78505
ISSN: 1550-235X
PURE UUID: 05ee1a98-43ca-4974-911a-b5083739bb42

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:23

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Author: A.R. Bungay
Author: Yu.P. Svirko
Author: N.I. Zheludev

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