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Like and cross polarized reflections and transmission matrices for propagation across a chiral slab
Author(s): Ezekiel Bahar
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Paper Abstract

Explicit expressions are derived for the like and cross linear polarized reflection and transmission coefficients in terms of the chiral parameter. Taylor series expansions of these coefficients are derived. The diagonal like polarized reflection and transmission coefficients are insensitive to the chiral properties of the material while the off diagonal cross polarized terms are proportional to the chiral parameter to first order. Continuity relations in and perpendicular to the plane of incidence for vertically and horizontally like and cross polarized waves, energy conservation and duality relations at a free space-chiral interface are satisfied. Applications for the optimal detection and identification of chiral materials such as drugs and biological or chemical threat agents are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 63880S (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684698
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Ezekiel Bahar, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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