Accurate and efficient calculation of light propagation in one-dimensional inhomogeneous anisotropic media through extrapolation.

@article{Lu2007AccurateAE,
  title={Accurate and efficient calculation of light propagation in one-dimensional inhomogeneous anisotropic media through extrapolation.},
  author={Zhao Lu},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          236-42
        }
}
Berreman's 4 x 4 matrix approach has been generally applied to calculating light propagation in one-dimensional (1-D) inhomogeneous anisotropic media. In numerical calculations the propagator (propagation matrix) of whole 1-D inhomogeneous media is approximated by a stack of N homogeneous slab propagators. We analyze the error of the slab propagator in this slab approximation and show it is correct through the order 1/N(2). By using the extrapolation approach, we eliminate the leading error… CONTINUE READING
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