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Comparative study of the use of the matrix approach and the flow-graph approach for optical analysis of isotropic stratified planar structures
Author(s): Dorian Minkov; Ryno Swanepoel
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Paper Abstract

The matrix approach and the flow graph approach are basic mathematical tools used for calculation of the transmission and the reflection of isotropic stratified planar structures. It is shown that both approaches give the same analytical expressions for both the transmission and the reflection of a substrate, and of a thin layer on a substrate, independently of the optical parameters and the angle of light incidence. The expressions for the transmission and the reflection are different in the two approaches for a structure of two substrates. T plus R equals 1 is valid in both approaches for all the cases investigated when the structures are transparent.

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Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2540, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering V, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219524
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Dorian Minkov, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Ryno Swanepoel, Rand Afrikaans Univ. (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2540:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering V
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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