# Resonant absorption and amplification of circularly-polarized waves in inhomogeneous chiral media.

@article{Kim2016ResonantAA, title={Resonant absorption and amplification of circularly-polarized waves in inhomogeneous chiral media.}, author={Seulong Kim and Kihong Kim}, journal={Optics express}, year={2016}, volume={24 2}, pages={ 1794-803 } }

It has been found that in the media where the dielectric permittivity ε or the magnetic permeability μ is near zero and in transition metamaterials where ε or μ changes from positive to negative values, there occur a strong absorption or amplification of the electromagnetic wave energy in the presence of an infinitesimally small damping or gain and a strong enhancement of the electromagnetic fields. We attribute these phenomena to the mode conversion of transverse electromagnetic waves into…

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