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| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1443–1444

Convergence of electromagnetic field components across discontinuous permittivity profiles: comment

Lifeng Li  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1443-1444 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001443


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Abstract

The inverse rule that is described in a recent paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 491 (2000)] is not a multiplication rule for multiplying two infinite series, because it does not address how the terms of two series being multiplied are combined to form the product series. Furthermore, it is not the one that is being used in numerical practice. Therefore the insight that the paper provides into why the inverse rule yields correct results at the points of complementary discontinuities is questionable.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics

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Lifeng Li, "Convergence of electromagnetic field components across discontinuous permittivity profiles: comment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1443-1444 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-7-1443


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