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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 4 — May. 22, 2013

Generalized Jones matrices for anisotropic media

Noé Ortega-Quijano and José Luis Arce-Diego  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6895-6900 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006895


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Abstract

The interaction of arbitrary three-dimensional light beams with optical elements is described by the generalized Jones calculus, which has been formally proposed recently [Azzam, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 2279 (2011)]. In this work we obtain the parametric expression of the 3×3 differential generalized Jones matrix (dGJM) for arbitrary optical media assuming transverse light waves. The dGJM is intimately connected to the Gell-Mann matrices, and we show that it provides a versatile method for obtaining the macroscopic GJM of media with either sequential or simultaneous anisotropic effects. Explicit parametric expressions of the GJM for some relevant optical elements are provided.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2013
Published: March 12, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Noé Ortega-Quijano and José Luis Arce-Diego, "Generalized Jones matrices for anisotropic media," Opt. Express 21, 6895-6900 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-6895


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