Powers of transfer matrices and cyclic cascades

Tatiana Alieva and Martin J. Bastiaans

The parameters of the transfer matrix describing a first-order optical system that is a cascade of k identical subsystems defined by the transfer matrix M, are determined from considering the subsystem's eigenfunctions. A condition for the cascade to be cyclic is derived. Particular examples of cyclic first-order optical systems are presented.

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