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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2001
  • pp: 370–372

Basic factorization for multilayers

J. J. MonzÃÂn, T. Yonte, and L. L. SÃÂnchez-Soto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 370-372 (2001)

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We present a factorization scheme that is particularly suited to multilayer optics, and we exploit it to develop a consistent description of the action of a multilayer in terms of three basic matrices. Connections with equivalent behaviors in geometrical optics are discussed.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

J. J. MonzÃÂn, T. Yonte, and L. L. SÃÂnchez-Soto, "Basic factorization for multilayers," Opt. Lett. 26, 370-372 (2001)

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