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Polarization properties of nano-structured thin films in reflection and transmission: a new theorem on polarized light
Author(s): Martin W. McCall; Carl Paterson; Ian Hodgkinson
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Paper Abstract

We prove a new theorem on polarized light: when un-polarized (natural) light is incident to a lossless optical element, the polarized reflected intensity equals the polarized transmitted intensity. We have confirmed the theory both through algebraic simulation and through experiments carried out on a Titanium Oxide chiral thin film.

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Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7404, Nanostructured Thin Films II, 740404 (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827414
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Martin W. McCall, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Carl Paterson, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Ian Hodgkinson, Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7404:
Nanostructured Thin Films II
Geoffrey B. Smith; Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Cheng-Chung Lee, Editor(s)

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