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A Coordinate-Free Approach to a Pseudochiral Omega Medium

Matos, S.A. ; Paiva, C. R. ; Barbosa, A.

A Coordinate-Free Approach to a Pseudochiral Omega Medium, Proc Metamorphose International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS, Rome, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 45 - 45, October, 2007.

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A coordinate-free dyadic formulation for the eigenwaves of a reciprocal bianisotropic medium that is able to take time dispersion into account is presented. A general biquadratic equation, depending only on the constitutive dyadics of the medium and allowing a straightforward determination of the optic axes, is then derived. As an application of the formalism herein developed a dispersive pseudochiral omega medium is analyzed: a new set of 3D-surfaces for the index of refraction is shown and the optic axes are analytically