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Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, Juan J. Monzón, Teresa Yonte, José F. Cariñena

Simple trace criterion for classification of multilayers

Optics Letters 26 (2001) 1400–1402

The action of any lossless multilayer is described by a transfer matrix that can be factorized in terms of three basic matrices. We introduce a simple trace criterion that sorts the multilayers into three classes, each of whose properties are closely related to one (and only one) of the three basic matrices.

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DOI: 10.1364/OL.26.001400

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