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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1205–1207

Reciprocity relations for reflected amplitudes

G. S. Agarwal and S. Dutta Gupta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 14, pp. 1205-1207 (2002)

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We derive general reciprocity relations that are applicable to a large class of one-dimensional stratified systems. These results reveal clearly the role of absorption and spatial symmetry in the nonreciprocity of reflection observed in a recent experiment by Armitage et al. [Phys. Rev. B 58, 15, 376 (1998)]. We also present examples of structures for which such nonreciprocal effects can be significant.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

G. S. Agarwal and S. Dutta Gupta, "Reciprocity relations for reflected amplitudes," Opt. Lett. 27, 1205-1207 (2002)

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