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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 653–657

Complex ray tracing in uniaxial absorbing media

Yanyang Wang, Liang Liang, Hong Xin, and Lei Wu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 653-657 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.000653


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Abstract

We theoretically analyze waves propagating between an isotropic nonabsorbing medium and a uniaxial absorbing medium in the general case where the incidence plane does not coincide with the principal section of the uniaxial crystal. Expressions for the reflection and transmission coefficients are derived by a combination of complex ray tracing and the 4 × 4 matrix method. The work presented here is useful for the design of optical systems that incorporate the use of birefringent absorbing components.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2710) Geometric optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2007
Published: February 12, 2008

Citation
Yanyang Wang, Liang Liang, Hong Xin, and Lei Wu, "Complex ray tracing in uniaxial absorbing media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 653-657 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-3-653

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