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Calculation of Optical Waves Propagation through Gyrotropic Anisotropic Media: Lr- and SP-Polarization

By Myroslav I. Kozak
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 54, 71-77, 2015


A new method of electrodynamic analysis of gyrotropic (isotropic and anisotropic) media is developed. This method is based on the scalar representation of Maxwell's equations corresponding to 4×4- matrix formulation and coupling equations for gyrotropic medium in the Drude's form. It is utilized by solving the wave equations of second and fourth order, followed by cross-linking the fields at the boundary. The obtained results are experimentally verified by their good matching with the popular benchmark data, such as quartz rotatory power and in comparison with a known standard parameter of an optical element, such as λ/4-plate. This method simply summarizes the polarimetric and ellipsometric calculations.


Myroslav I. Kozak, "Calculation of Optical Waves Propagation through Gyrotropic Anisotropic Media: Lr- and SP-Polarization," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 54, 71-77, 2015.


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