The fields of radiation modes in the semi-infinite regions above and below a dielectric multilayer can be completely specified once the reflection and transmission coefficients of the stack are known. Given these fields in the substrate or cover regions, the fields in the layers may be generated by successive application of two simple algebraic relationships that give the amplitude and phase of the standing wave in each layer in terms of the amplitude and phase of the layer above it or below it.
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