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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1990
  • pp: 3955–3960

Scatter matrix algorithm for the transverse Kerr magnetooptic effect in multilayer optical film structures

Henry T. Minden  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 27, pp. 3955-3960 (1990)

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Multilayer optical structures are considered in which one or more of the layers is magnetotropic. Generalized scattering matrices at the interfaces are derived for the transverse Kerr magnetooptic effect. An algorithm is presented for the calculation of the optical and magnetooptical properties of the structure.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 9, 1989
Published: September 20, 1990

Henry T. Minden, "Scatter matrix algorithm for the transverse Kerr magnetooptic effect in multilayer optical film structures," Appl. Opt. 29, 3955-3960 (1990)

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