This paper begins by discussing "total" in TIR, and "critical" in critical angle, both in relation to controlling TIR. Two applications, specifically illumination with hollow light guides and image displays employing frustrated TIR, are discussed.
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L. Whitehead, "Off the Beaten Path with Total Internal Reflection," in International Optical Design, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper TuB6.
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