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  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2005
  • pp: 7532–7539

Generalized matrix method for calculation of internal light energy flux in mixed coherent and incoherent multilayers

Emanuele Centurioni  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 35, pp. 7532-7539 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.007532


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Abstract

A generalized matrix method to treat multilayer systems with mixed coherent and incoherent optical behavior is presented. The method is based on the calculation of the light energy flux inside the multilayer, whose internal light absorption is straightforwardly derived. The Poynting vector is used to derive the light energy flux in the case of a layer with coherent behavior. Multilayer structures with any distribution of layers with coherent or incoherent behavior can be treated, including the case of oblique incidence. Use of the light energy flux instead of the more commonly used light intensity permits the calculation of light absorption with a better accuracy and a much shorter computation time.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4860) Optics in computing : Optical vector-matrix systems
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

ToC Category:
Optical Computing

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2005
Published: December 10, 2005

Citation
Emanuele Centurioni, "Generalized matrix method for calculation of internal light energy flux in mixed coherent and incoherent multilayers," Appl. Opt. 44, 7532-7539 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-35-7532


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