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Phase-Space-Like Constraints On Optical Networks
Author(s): I. M. Bassett
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Paper Abstract

Consider a linear, lossless, passive optical system, with light flowing steadily in and out (fig. 1). There are constraints on the power flows which follol)w from (i) conservation of energy, (ii) reversibility, (iii) Liouville's theorem, conservation of gtendueor, more generally, unitarity.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967387
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I. M. Bassett, University of Sydney (Australia)

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Optics and the Information Age

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