Optical Waves in Layered Media

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Wiley, Mar 3, 2005 - Science - 416 pages
Optical Waves in Layered Media presents a clear picture ofthe propagation of optical waves in layered media and teaches thereader how to design and analyze optical devices using such media.Starting from the simplest case of plane wave propagation inhomogeneous media, the author introduces a new matrix method forstudying the optical properties of multilayer structures consistingof isotropic materials. He then describes propagation inanisotropic layered media and in inhomogeneous layers, guidedwaves, the coupling of modes, and the optical properties ofsuperlattices and quantum wells.

Optical Waves in Layered Media bridges the gap betweentheory and practice by means of numerical examples based onreal-life situations.

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Contents

The Electromagnetic Field
1
Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter
36
Reflection and Refraction of Plane Waves
58
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POCHI YEH obtained his PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1977 for his research on nonlinear optics and optical properties of superlattices. Before he joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at University of California–Santa Barbara in 1989, Dr. Yeh was the principal scientist of the Optics Department at Rockwell International Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Dr. Yeh is known for several important contributions in optics, including the development of a matrix method for optics of layered media; the theory of photorefractive phase conjugators; and the theory of wave mixing in nonlinear media.

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