Transmission of Monochromatic Electromagnetic Waves through Systems Consisting of Multiple Layers of Materials Exhibiting Birefringence or Faraday Rotation.
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NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF
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The problem of plane electromagnetic wave propagation through systems consisting of plates or layers of birefringent or gyroelectric materials is considered. Scattering matrices for the two types of layers are given, where propagation is normal to the plates and along a natural axis or the Faraday direction. The equations for converting the 4 x 4 scattering matrices to 4 x 4 transmission matrices are given. The overall transmission matrix for a system is then found by multiplying the appropriate coordinate transformation matrices together with the transformation matrices of the individual layers. Various optical and microwave examples of isolators and phase shifters are worked out.
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