Abstract

A fully vectorial treatment of the problem of scattering by singly periodic interfaces between chiral and achiral media has been presented. By means of an improved T-matrix method of solution, this treatment is able to bypass the restrictions imposed by the Rayleigh hypothesis. In addition, solutions to several other related problems can be obtained by the method presented here. The specific features of the solution procedure allow it to be converted easily for doubly periodic interfaces. The analysis may be useful for developing new surface-relief gratings made using chiral materials.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Scattering by a periodically corrugated interface between free space and a gyroelectromagnetic uniaxial medium

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Ricardo A. Depine, Marina E. Inchaussandague, and Vera L Brudny
Appl. Opt. 32(15) 2765-2772 (1993)

What happens to plane waves at the planar interfaces of mirror-conjugated chiral media

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vasundara V. Varadan, and Vijay K. Varadan
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6(1) 23-26 (1989)

Waterman and Rayleigh methods for diffraction grating problems: extension of the convergence domain

M. Bagieu and D. Maystre
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15(6) 1566-1576 (1998)

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

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files 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

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables 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 (52)

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