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Calculation of polarization states of transmitted and reflected light from the sandwich structure of photorefractive elements
Author(s): Jahja O. Kokaj; Yacob Makdisi; Kuldip Bahtia
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Paper Abstract

The states of polarization of the light after reflection and transmission through the sandwich structure of the refractive layers are analyzed. Calculated by Wolter formula, the complex transmission coefficient of multilayer system indicates that the transmitted light, having linear polarization at incidence, is elliptically polarized. The ellipticity and the azimuth of the transmitted light is connected with K and L coefficients which represents the real and imaginary parts of the inverse transmission coefficients values. These coefficients can be calculated for the parallel and normal field components, from the found recursive formulas and for any sandwich consisting of m boundary planes between (m-l) layers. From the calculated expressions different number of layer plates, is shown that the transmitted light is elliptically polarized, except at normal incidence and when the incident light azimuth is 0 or 90 degree. Under these conditions the transmitted light preserves its linear polarization and the azimuth of the vector field vibrations. The reflection case is analyzed by using Wolter formula as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2490, Optical Pattern Recognition VI, (28 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205792
Show Author Affiliations
Jahja O. Kokaj, Univ. of Kuwait (Kuwait)
Yacob Makdisi, Univ. of Kuwait (Kuwait)
Kuldip Bahtia, Univ. of Kuwait (Kuwait)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2490:
Optical Pattern Recognition VI
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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