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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 22–24

Total reflection of waves propagating from an isotropic medium to an anisotropic medium

Chyi-Lung Lin and Jin-Jei Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 22-24 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000022


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Abstract

We examine the value ni/neff(θt) , the ratio of the indices of refraction for waves transmitted from an isotropic medium to an anisotropic medium. It is found that total reflection can occur in the case of propagation from a rarer medium to a denser medium.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

Citation
Chyi-Lung Lin and Jin-Jei Wu, "Total reflection of waves propagating from an isotropic medium to an anisotropic medium," Opt. Lett. 23, 22-24 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-1-22


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