By Martin W McCall

Birefringent skinny movies and Polarizing components (2nd version) contains the numerous advances which have been made because the first ebook on tilted-columnar motion pictures was once released. the most important discovery of serial bideposition has resulted in a normal-columnar nanostructure with better birefringence and in flip to nanoengineered passed movies with houses matching the left-circular reflectors of scarab beetles. A moment model of the Matlab software program that accompanies the ebook contains algorithms for computing fabric, electromagnetic and optical houses of isotropic, birefringent and chiral motion pictures. a suite of numerical and experimental examples selected to demonstrate and generate curiosity in those new fields might be of curiosity to graduate scholars and to researchers in optics.

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B. 61) + (s22 + s23 )n22 n23 + (s23 + s21 )n23 n21 ]n2 + n21 n22 n23 = 0. Both Eq. 60) and Eq. 61) are equivalent to Fresnel’s equation, which is often written as s21 s22 s23 1 = + + . 62) n2 n2 − n21 n2 − n22 n2 − n23 Solving the quadratic in n2 , Eq. 61), for a particular direction of propagation specified by s1 , s2 , s3 yields two positive values for n. When all propagation directions in three-dimensional space are considered, the allowed n’s can be represented by a double-sheeted surface, n(s), called the refractive index surface.

5 Energy Flow From the theory of electrostatics it can be shown that an energy density εε0 E 2 /2 is associated with an electric field in an isotropic dielectric medium, and similarly, a magnetic field acting alone produces an energy density of μμ0 H 2 /2 in an isotropic magnetic medium. Note that for an electromag√ netic wave, εε0 E 2 /2 = μμ0 H 2 /2 because E = vB and v = 1/ μμ0 εε0 . Electromagnetic waves travelling in vacuum transport energy in the direction of propagation and the energy flow is shared between the electric and magnetic fields.

1 Maxwell’s Equations In the Maxwellian model the electromagnetic state at a point in an optical medium is specified in terms of macroscopic parameters from the set: Electric field Polarization Electric displacement Free charge density E P D ρ Magnetic field Magnetization Magnetic induction Free current density 11 H M B J page 11 October 20, 2014 12 16:48 P962 - Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements 9781783265350 Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements Spatial and temporal derivatives of these parameters are connected in a group of four equations known as Maxwell’s equations.

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