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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 3042–3043

Optical switching in nonlinear chiral distributed Bragg reflectors with defect layers: comment

Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Martin W. McCall  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 3042-3043 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.003042


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Abstract

We caution that the identification and subsequent replacement of an isotropic chiral medium with an electrically gyrotropic medium by Gilles and Tran [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 630 (2002)] was premised on an incidental similarity. Although the subsequent results of Gilles and Tran reported in that paper are not affected, serious discrepancies would occur if their analysis were applied to different experimental geometries.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

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Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, and Martin W. McCall, "Optical switching in nonlinear chiral distributed Bragg reflectors with defect layers: comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 3042-3043 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-12-3042


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References

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