Analytical solution of Maxwell's equations is obtained for general linear optical materials: lossy and optically active crystals. Explicit expressions are obtained for the dispersion relation and the propagating eigenmodes. In general, four rather than two distinct modes are present. The results are useful in describing light propagation in optically complex media.
Physical Review E
Copyright 2000 American Physical Society. Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.61.3264.
Yuan, Haijun; Weinan, E.; Palffy-Muhoray, Peter (2000). Analytical Solution of Maxwell's Equations in Lossy and Optically Active Crystals. Physical Review E 61(3) 3264-3266. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.61.3264. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/cpippubs/9