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Generalized differential Mueller matrix for homogeneous anisotropic media
Author(s): Sergey N. Savenkov; Igor S. Marfin
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Paper Abstract

Differential Mueller matrix of nondepolarizing anisotropic homogeneous media is derived. It has been shown that equality of refraction indexes (absorption coefficients) of anisotropic media is not sufficient condition for the absence of birefringence (dichroism). Additional conditions for the eigenpolarizations of media to be pure dichroic or birefringent has been analysed. Relation between differential Jones matrix and permittivity and conductivity tensors is derived. It has been shown that eigenpolarizations are nonorthogonal only if eigenvectors of permittivity and conductivity tensors not coincide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6791, Saratov Fall Meeting 2007: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine IX, 67910D (9 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803972
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Sergey N. Savenkov, Kiev Taras Shevchenko Univ. (Ukraine)
Igor S. Marfin, Kiev Taras Shevchenko Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6791:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2007: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine IX
Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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