Transformation optics, isotropic chiral media and non-Riemannian geometry

S. A. R. Horsley*

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The geometrical interpretation of electromagnetism in transparent media (transformation optics) is extended to include chiral media that are isotropic but inhomogeneous. It was found that such media may be described through introducing the non-Riemannian geometrical property of torsion into the Maxwell equations, and it is shown how such an interpretation may be applied to the design of optical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053053
Number of pages19
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2011


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