Transmission and reflection of Gaussian beams from a general anisotropic multilayer structure are investigated. The principal axes of the layers are oriented arbitrarily with respect to each other and with respect to a fixed reference coordinate system. The Gaussian beam is assumed to have an arbitrary angle of incidence and linear polarization orientation. Two numerical examples are presented: a single slab of uniaxial calcite and a multilayer structure of biaxial 4-(N,N-dimethylamino)-3-acetamidonitrobenzene with antireflection coatings on the input and output faces. Results show the distortions of the beam caused by the anisotropy of the structure.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 22, 1996
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 1996
Published: October 20, 1996
Gary D. Landry and Theresa A. Maldonado, "Gaussian beam transmission and reflection from a general anisotropic multilayer structure," Appl. Opt. 35, 5870-5879 (1996)