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Electromagnetic Media with No Dispersion Equation

By Ismo Veikko Lindell and Alberto Favaro
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 51, 269-289, 2013


It has been known through some examples that parameters of an electromagnetic medium can be so de ned that there is no dispersion equation (Fresnel equation) to restrict the choice of the wave vector of a plane wave in such a medium, i.e., that the dispersion equation is satis ed identically for any wave vector. In the present paper, a more systematic study to define classes of media with no dispersion equation is attempted. In addition to the previously known examples, a novel class of Case 1 media with no dispersion equation is seen to emerge through the analysis making use of coordinate-free four-dimensional formalism in terms of multivectors, multiforms and dyadics.


Ismo Veikko Lindell and Alberto Favaro, "Electromagnetic Media with No Dispersion Equation," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 51, 269-289, 2013.


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