Turkish Journal of Physics
We present a Fourier transform analysis of Cherenkov radiation for a point charge uniformly moving inside a 2D-homogeneous, isotropic, unbounded, chiral medium endowed with the Drude-Born-Fedorov constitutive relations when the chirality parameter ß and the wave number k make negligible the ß^2k^2 terms. The electromagnetic field is not described in terms of circularly right and left polarized waves but in terms of TM and TE components. The Cherenkov radiation arises when the velocity v of the point charge is greater than the phase velocity c/n, where n is the refractive index of the chiral medium and the electromagnetic field stands inside the Mach cone with opening angle c/nv.
Cherenkov, chiral, charge, Fourier, TM, TE waves.
HILLION, PIERRE (2006) "Cherenkov Radiation in Homogeneous Isotropic Chiral Media," Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 30: No. 2, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol30/iss2/7