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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2003
  • pp: 172–182

Transmission and reflection of Gaussian beams by anisotropic parallel plates

Fabian Zomer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 172-182 (2003)

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Explicit and compact expressions describing the reflection and the transmission of a Gaussian beam by anisotropic parallel plates are given. Multiple reflections inside the plate are taken into account as well as arbitrary optical axis orientation and angle of incidence.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2002
Published: January 1, 2003

Fabian Zomer, "Transmission and reflection of Gaussian beams by anisotropic parallel plates," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 172-182 (2003)

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