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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2428–2435

Dispersion analysis of perpendicular modes in anisotropic crystals and layers

Thomas G. Mayerhöfer, Sonja Weber, and Jürgen Popp  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2428-2435 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.002428


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Abstract

Until today dispersion analysis could not be successfully applied to evaluate oscillator parameters of modes that have their transition moments perpendicular to the surface of an anisotropic crystal or a layered medium. The main reason for this failure is that while such modes generate maxima in the external reflection spectra, which are obtained with polarized light parallel to the plane of incidence under nonzero angles of incidence, the positions of these maxima do not allow us to unambiguously trace back the oscillator positions. In contrast, total internal reflection of parallel polarized light generates minima at spectral positions close to the oscillator frequency. Starting from this observation, we found that a combined evaluation of external and total internal reflection spectra by dispersion analysis allows us to gain the oscillator parameters of perpendicular modes unambiguously.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2011
Published: November 4, 2011

Citation
Thomas G. Mayerhöfer, Sonja Weber, and Jürgen Popp, "Dispersion analysis of perpendicular modes in anisotropic crystals and layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 2428-2435 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-12-2428

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