We analyze the form birefringence dispersion of periodic dielectric layered media. Using Bloch wave analysis, we investigate the shape of the normal surface and its dependence on wavelength. Our higher-order uniaxial approximation gives an explicit expression for the additional dispersion of the form birefringence that is due to the finite layer thickness.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 23, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
Claire Gu and Pochi Yeh, "Form birefringence dispersion in periodic layered media," Opt. Lett. 21, 504-506 (1996)