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Negative Refraction in Chiral Plasma Media

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Negative refraction is currently achieved by driving the magnetic permeability and electrical permittivity simultaneously negative. It is studied an alternative route to negative refraction without manipulating these parameters ( εand μ) on a chiral magnetized plasma. By adding chirality to the plasma, we obtain windows where the refraction is negative. The size of these windows depends on parameters such as: chirality degree, external magnetic field and the angle of incidence of the electromagnetic wave. The present study demonstrates that the condition for negative phase-velocity propagation can be satisfied by non dissipative Faraday chiral medium such as a very dilute magnetized space plasma.

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H. Torres-Silva, "Negative Refraction in Chiral Plasma Media," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 175-181. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2013.54028.

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