Surface waves with simple exponential transverse decay at a biaxial bicrystalline interface

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The dispersion equation for surface waves - with simple transverse exponential decay at the interface of identical biaxial crystals with a relative twist about the axis normal to the interface and propagating along a bisector of the angle between the crystallographic configurations on either side of the interface - has several solutions of which only one is physical. The selected type of surface wave is possible only for a restricted range of the twist angle, which depends on the ratio of the maximum and the minimum of the principal refractive indexes and the angle between the optic ray axes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-865
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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