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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11385–11391

Matrix method for the study of wave propagation in one-dimensional general media

L. Carretero, M. Perez-Molina, P. Acebal, S. Blaya, and A. Fimia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11385-11391 (2006)

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A matrix method which relates the field and its derivative is presented for the study of wave propagation in any type of one-dimensional media. The transfer matrix is obtained from the canonical solutions of Helmholtz equations at normal incidence. The method is applied to different optical systems like a Fabry-Perot cavity formed by uniform fiber Bragg gratings, periodic dielectric structures and different quasi-periodic structures based on Fibonacci and Thue-Morse sequences of layers with constant and variable refractive index.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

L. Carretero, M. Perez-Molina, P. Acebal, S. Blaya, and A. Fimia, "Matrix method for the study of wave propagation in one-dimensional general media," Opt. Express 14, 11385-11391 (2006)

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