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    Mathematical Model Based on Maxwell’s Equations Leads to Discovery of New Lightwave

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    Equations developed by physicist James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of lightwave. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania State University made the discovery by analyzing how light waves interact with certain naturally occurring or man-made crystals.

    The researchers found that a previously unknown type of lightwave, recently named the Dyakonov-Voigt wave, was produced at the interface where the crystals meet another material, such as oil or water. Dyakonov-Voigt waves can be produced only by using certain types of crystals whose optical properties depend on the direction in which light passes through them.

    Dyakonov-Voigt waves decay as…

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    Sep, 09 2019 |

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