One analytic form for four branches of the ABCD matrix


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Baskal S., Kim Y. S.

JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS, cilt.57, ss.1251-1259, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 57
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09500340903576433
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1251-1259

Özet

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.