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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1747–1758

Formulation of rigorous coupled-wave theory for gratings in bianisotropic media

Michihisa Onishi, Karlton Crabtree, and Russell A. Chipman  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 1747-1758 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.001747


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Abstract

A formulation of rigorous coupled-wave theory for diffraction gratings in bianisotropic media that exhibit linear birefringence and/or optical activity is presented. The symmetric constitutive relations for bianisotropic materials are adopted. All of the incident, exiting, and grating materials can be isotropic, uniaxial, or biaxial, with or without optical activity. The principal values of the electric permittivity tensor, the magnetic permeability tensor, and the gyrotropic tensor of the media can take arbitrary values, and the principal axes may be arbitrarily and independently oriented. Procedures for Fourier expansion of Maxwell’s equations are described. Distinctive polarization coupling effects due to optical activity are observed in sample calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2011
Published: July 28, 2011

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Michihisa Onishi, Karlton Crabtree, and Russell A. Chipman, "Formulation of rigorous coupled-wave theory for gratings in bianisotropic media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1747-1758 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-8-1747


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