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Electromagnetic propagation in periodic stratified media. I. General theory

Yeh, Pochi and Yariv, Amnon and Hong, Chi-Shain (1977) Electromagnetic propagation in periodic stratified media. I. General theory. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 67 (4). pp. 423-438. ISSN 0030-3941.

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The propagation of electromagnetic radiation in periodically stratified media is considered. Media of finite, semi-infinite, and infinite extent are treated. A diagonalization of the unit cell translation operator is used to obtain exact solutions for the Bloch waves, the dispersion relations, and the band structure of the medium. Some new phenomena with applications to integrated optics and laser technology are presented.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1977 Optical Society of America. (Received 8 November 1976) Research supported by the Office of Naval Research and the NSF.
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