The optical properties of a periodic structure characterized by a uniform rotation of the dielectric tensor about a given axis are theoretically analyzed. The electromagnetic wave is described as a superposition of elementary modes having the form of Bloch waves. Each elementary mode is represented by a sum of plane waves elliptically polarized, whose wavevectors are the solutions of a characteristic equation. This equation, presented in a preceding paper, is furtherly analyzed, in order to obtain the wave vectors in terms of a power series of a small parameter δ, representing the anisotropy of the dielectric tensor. The coefficients of the series up to terms containing δ6 are explicitly given, and the corresponding truncation errors computed. The spectral composition and the polarization states of the Bloch waves are also analyzed and discussed for different values of the incidence angle in the frequency range containing the lower reflection bands. In particular it is shown that in the regions between the reflection bands both the wave functions and the wavevectors can be evaluated with very good approximation by simple analytic expressions, while for an accurate evaluation of the reflection properties of the structure more involved expressions are needed.
|Titolo:||Optical properties of cholesteric liquid crystals at oblique incidence|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1983|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/00268948308071047|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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