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Photonics 2015, 2(2), 365-374; doi:10.3390/photonics2020365

A Simple First-Principles Homogenization Theory for Chiral Metamaterials

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Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia, Università dell'Insubria, via Valleggio 11, Como, I-22100, Italy
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR-SPIN, via Vetoio 10, L'Aquila, I-67100, Italy
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Received: 4 March 2015 / Revised: 2 April 2015 / Accepted: 2 April 2015 / Published: 9 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Frontiers in Plasmonics and Metamaterials)
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Abstract

We discuss a simple first-principles homogenization theory for describing, in the long-wavelength limit, the effective bianisotropic response of a periodic metamaterial composite without intrinsic chiral and magnetic inclusions. In the case where the dielectric contrast is low, we obtain a full analytical description which can be considered the extension of Landau-Lifshitz-Looyenga effective-medium formulation in the context of periodic metamaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: metamaterials; physics and modeling of metamaterial; all-dielectric metamaterials; chirality metamaterials; physics and modeling of metamaterial; all-dielectric metamaterials; chirality
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Rizza, C.; Ciattoni, A. A Simple First-Principles Homogenization Theory for Chiral Metamaterials. Photonics 2015, 2, 365-374.

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