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Three-Dimensional Lattices with Isotropic Dielectric Properties

Kaprielian, Zohrab A. (1957) Three-Dimensional Lattices with Isotropic Dielectric Properties. Caltech Antenna Laboratory Technical Report, 10. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Expressions are derived for the constitutive dielectric parameters of a cubical lattice whose elements consist of a triad of mutually perpendicular polarizable elements. The analysis gives the fundamental relations for the simulation by suitably disposed dipoles, of three-dimensionally isotropic dielectrics with dielectric constants greater than, equal to, and less than unity. Three different approaches have been used. One of these is a complete and rigorous solution which gives the dielectric tensor for the general case of unrestricted spacing to wavelength ratio. This rigorous analysis shows that the Clausius-Mosotti relation often used in predicting the properties of such lattices is a satisfactory approximation only if the spacing is very small with respect to wavelength. Using the general principles developed in the paper, conditions are derived for the realizability of reflectionless media.

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Additional Information:This research was supported by the U. S. Air Force through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research of the Air Research and Development Command, under Contract No. AF18(600)-1113. The author would like to thank Professor C. H. Papas and Dr. Georges Weill for many helpful discussions.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)AF 18(600)-1113
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