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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1987
  • pp: 5112–5117

Geometrical optics treatment of circular lightguides: general wall material

Bertram S. Frost and Philip M. Gourlay  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 23, pp. 5112-5117 (1987)

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A previously developed theory for the transmission of radiation in over moded hollow circular waveguides is extended to cover walls of arbitrary material. The extension relies on approximations to the Fresnel reflection coefficients near grazing angles of incidence for a material characterized by its complex refractive index.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 3, 1987
Published: December 1, 1987

Bertram S. Frost and Philip M. Gourlay, "Geometrical optics treatment of circular lightguides: general wall material," Appl. Opt. 26, 5112-5117 (1987)

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  1. B. S. Frost, P. M. Gourlay, N. R. Heckenberg, S. T. Shanahan “Geometrical Optics Treatment of Circular Lightguides,” Appl. Opt. 24, 4414 (1985). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  5. The correction to FGHS Eq. (73) consists of replacing 4 by 2 in the fourth line and replacing ¼ by ½ in the definition of H3 which followed.
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