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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1970
  • pp: 8–9

Arbitrariness of Dividing the Total Field in an Optically Inhomogeneous Medium into Direct and Reversed Waves

FRANS W. SLUIJTER  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 1, pp. 8-9 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.60.000008


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Abstract

It is argued with the help of a counter example that recent claims about the uniqueness of a certain division of the total optical field in an inhomogeneous medium into a contribution propagating in one direction and one propagating in the opposite direction are erroneous.

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FRANS W. SLUIJTER, "Arbitrariness of Dividing the Total Field in an Optically Inhomogeneous Medium into Direct and Reversed Waves," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 8-9 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-60-1-8


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References

  1. Compare, e.g., S. A. Schelkunoff in The Theory of Lectromagnetic Waves, M. Kline, Ed. (Wiley-Interscience Inc., New York, 1951; Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1965), p. 181; Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 117 (1951).
  2. D. I. Mirovitskii and I. F. Budagyan, Opt. Spektroskopyia 21, 237 (1966) [English transl. Opt. Spectrosc. 21, 138 (1966)]; gives also further references.
  3. H. Bremmer in The Theory of Electromagnetic Waves, M. Kline, Ed. (Wiley-Interscience Inc., New York, 1951; Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1965), p. 169; Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 105 (1951); gives also references to Bremmer's earlier work.
  4. F. W. Sluijter, J. Math. Anal. Applic. 27, 282 (1969).
  5. cf., e.g., R. E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1966), p. 237.

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