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Magneto-optics of systems containing noncoherent propagation in thick layers
Author(s): Ondrej Zivotsky; Kamil Postava; Martin Foldyna; Tomuo Yamaguchi; Jaromir Pistora
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Paper Abstract

A general matrix method for description of light reflection and transmission in systems containing of thin and thick anisotropic layers is proposed. The method is based on matrix summation of partial waves. The non-coherent summation of intensities in a thick layer is characterized using the coherence vector formalism. The measured quantities (magneto-optical rotation and ellipicity), or Mueller matrix components are obtained from 4×4 matrix describing transformation between coherence vectors, hereafter the coherence transforming matrix. In the case of polar geometry, the base consists of right and left-handed circular polarizations and the matrices have diagonal form.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498533
Show Author Affiliations
Ondrej Zivotsky, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Kamil Postava, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan) and Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Martin Foldyna, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Tomuo Yamaguchi, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Jaromir Pistora, Technical Univ. Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Shizuoka Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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