Vacuum Form Reduction for Moving Bi-isotropic Media
Paiva, C. R.
Vacuum Form Reduction for Moving Bi-isotropic Media, Proc Metamorphose International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS, London, United Kingdom, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2009.
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We generalize the vacuum form reduction – a technique made possible due to the dimensional grading of
Clifford (geometric) algebra – for the study of moving bi-isotropic media. The advantage of this technique is that
a moving medium is studied in a similar way as vacuum – although in a fictitious spacetime. It is shown that the
Bohren decomposition is applicable to moving chiral media: we can apply the vacuum form reduction, separately
to each one of the two equivalent isotropic media of the Bohren decomposition, to obtain the two isonormal
waves of a moving chiral medium in the lab frame.