MSA  Vol.1 No.1 , April 2010
Optical Rotation of Linearly Polarized Light Propagating through a Nonideal 1D-Superlattice
Abstract: The problem of finding polariton modes (necessary for calculating gyrotropic characteristics) in space-dispersed superlattices is not yet solved. At the same time the specified quantities can be approximately evaluated if the widths of layers comprising a multilayer material are much bigger then the characteristic scales of space dispersion. In such a case the contribution of individual layers to gyrotropy can be regarded as independed. Thus the corresponding optical quantities can be expressed through the layers' gyrotropic characteristics. This approach is applied to calculate the specific rotation angle of plane of polarization of light propagating through a nonideal 1D-superlattice, which varies in composition as well as in layers' width.
Cite this paper: nullV. Rumyantsev and S. Fedorov, "Optical Rotation of Linearly Polarized Light Propagating through a Nonideal 1D-Superlattice," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, pp. 32-35. doi: 10.4236/msa.2010.11006.

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