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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 378–384

Hyperbolic representation of light propagation in a multilayer medium

Remo Giust and Jean-Marie Vigoureux  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 378-384 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.000378


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Abstract

By analogy with the representation of the polarization of light on the Poincaré sphere, we describe the propagation and the reflection/transmission of light in a multilayer on a hyperbolic surface. We show that the propagation of light corresponds to a classical rotation on this surface and that its reflection/transmission corresponds to a hyperbolic rotation.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

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Remo Giust and Jean-Marie Vigoureux, "Hyperbolic representation of light propagation in a multilayer medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 378-384 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-2-378


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