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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 877–882

Penetration effect in gyrotropic slab: theory and applications

Konstantin Vytovtov and Lyudmila Mospan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 877-882 (2012)

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Scattering properties of a homogeneous anisotropic slab are investigated at fixed crystal anisotropy axis orientation. The penetration phenomenon for an incident wave propagating tangentially to the crystal surface is discussed. Slab-based nonreciprocal optical devices are proposed. Their operating principles are based on the slab scattering properties, but not on the Faraday effect. Numerical data for an optical isolator and frequency detector are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

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Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2012
Published: May 11, 2012

Konstantin Vytovtov and Lyudmila Mospan, "Penetration effect in gyrotropic slab: theory and applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 877-882 (2012)

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