Abstract

The 4 × 4 matrix formalisms developed respectively by Berreman [ D. W. Berreman, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 502 ( 1972)] and by Yeh [P. Yeh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 742 ( 1979)] for the description of the ellipsometric properties of planar multilayer anisotropic media are compared. Features of both are used to provide a framework that is applicable to the calculation of ellipsometric properties of, e.g., stratified media that incorporate magnetic materials.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Use of the 4 × 4 matrix method in the optics of multilayer magnetooptic recording media

Zhan-Ming Li, Brian T. Sullivan, and R. R. Parsons
Appl. Opt. 27(7) 1334-1338 (1988)

Matrix description of coherent and incoherent light reflection and transmission by anisotropic multilayer structures

Kamil Postava, Tomuo Yamaguchi, and Roman Kantor
Appl. Opt. 41(13) 2521-2531 (2002)

Ellipsometry of a biaxial surface

D. J. De Smet
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65(5) 542-547 (1975)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription