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Title: Transpose symmetry of the Jones matrix and topological phases
Authors: Bhandari, R.
Keywords: Optical devices: Beam splitters
Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
Optical devices : Multilayers
Physical optics : Polarization
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Citation: Optics Letters, 2008, Vol.33, p854
Abstract: The transmission Jones matrix of an arbitrary stack of reciprocal plane-parallel plates that has been turned through 180° about an axis in the plane of the stack is, in an appropriate basis, the transpose of the transmission matrix of the unturned slab with a change in the sign of the off-diagonal elements. We prove this convention-free result for the case where reflection at the interfaces can be ignored and use it to devise an experimental scheme to separate isotropic and topological phase changes in a reciprocal optical medium.
Description: Restricted Access. An open-access version is available at arXiv.org (one of the alternative locations)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3583
ISSN: ISSN: 0146-9592 (print)
ISSN: 1539-4794 (online)
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000854
Copyright: 2008 Optical Society of America
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