Depolarization properties of a periodic sequence of chiral and material layers.

@article{Tuz2008DepolarizationPO,
  title={Depolarization properties of a periodic sequence of chiral and material layers.},
  author={Vladimir R Tuz and Vadim B Kazanskiy},
  journal={Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={2704-9}
}
We consider the electromagnetic field due to the reflection and transmission of a plane wave by a bounded periodic structure containing chiral layers. The problem is solved using the 2x2-block-representation transfer-matrix formulation. The frequency and angular dependences of the reflection and transmission coefficients are given. The boundaries of the passbands and stopbands are determined from the basic-element transfer-matrix eigenvalue analysis.