Optical switching in nonlinear chiral distributed Bragg reflectors with defect layers: Comment

Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Martin W. McCall

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Abstract

Optical switching in nonlinear chiral distributed Bragg reflectors was studied with defect layers. The similarity of plane-wave propagation in any direction in an isotropic chiral medium and plane-wave propagation along the distinguished axis of an electrically gyrotropic medium was found to be incidental. Helmholtz equations were derived from frequency-domain formalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3042-3043
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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