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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2704–2709

Depolarization properties of a periodic sequence of chiral and material layers

Vladimir R. Tuz and Vadim B. Kazanskiy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 2704-2709 (2008)

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We consider the electromagnetic field due to the reflection and transmission of a plane wave by a bounded periodic structure containing chiral layers. The problem is solved using the 2 × 2 -block-representation transfer-matrix formulation. The frequency and angular dependences of the reflection and transmission coefficients are given. The boundaries of the passbands and stopbands are determined from the basic-element transfer-matrix eigenvalue analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2008
Published: October 15, 2008

Vladimir R. Tuz and Vadim B. Kazanskiy, "Depolarization properties of a periodic sequence of chiral and material layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2704-2709 (2008)

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