Abstract

The wave behavior within a one-dimensional magnetoelectric photonic crystal is studied. A very simple, accurate analytical method of investigating the wave transmission along an arbitrary direction is developed. The method is based on the 2×2 translation matrix instead of the well-known 4×4 matrices. The TE- and TM-wave decomposition of a total wave in a one-dimensional magnetoelectric stack is presented in an accurate analytical form, to our knowledge for the first time, and the physical interpretation of the translation matrix determinant is given, also as far as we know for the first time.

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