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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1388–1392

Optical properties of an isotropic optically active medium at oblique incidence

Yuvaraj Sah and J. Gowri Krishna  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 1388-1392 (2001)

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The optical properties of an isotropic optically active medium at oblique incidence have been investigated. It was found that the amount of transmitted light converted from p polarization to s polarization and vice versa, through an isotropic optically active medium, is independent of the state of incident polarization. Though the optical rotation through the optically active medium is same for p and s polarization at normal incidence, it becomes different at oblique incidences.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2000
Revised Manuscript: October 20, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2000
Published: June 1, 2001

Yuvaraj Sah and J. Gowri Krishna, "Optical properties of an isotropic optically active medium at oblique incidence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1388-1392 (2001)

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