Reply to comment on `Energy conservation and the constitutive relations in chiral and non-reciprocal media'

Barnett, S. M. and Cameron, R. P. (2016) Reply to comment on `Energy conservation and the constitutive relations in chiral and non-reciprocal media'. Journal of Optics, 18(6), 068002. (doi:10.1088/2040-8978/18/6/068002)

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Abstract

We respond to the comment by Mackay and Lakhtakia on our paper. These authors have missed the simple point that our chirality and non-reciprocity parameters are real. The 'inconsistency' claimed by them emerges from their incorrect attempt to apply our results instead to complex chirality and non-reciprocity parameters.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barnett, Professor Stephen and Cameron, Dr Robert
Authors: Barnett, S. M., and Cameron, R. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Optics
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:2040-8978
ISSN (Online):2040-8986
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd
First Published:First published in Journal of Optics 18(6): 068002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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