One analytic form for four branches of the ABCD matrix


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Baskal S., Kim Y. S.

JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS, vol.57, pp.1251-1259, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09500340903576433
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1251-1259

Abstract

It is not always possible to diagonalize the optical ABCD matrix, but it can be brought into one of the four Wigner matrices by a similarity transformation. It is shown that the four Wigner matrices can be combined into one matrix with four branches. This result is illustrated in terms of optical activities, laser cavities, and multilayer optics.