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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1251–1252

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

G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Prez Ballinas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1251-1252 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001251


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Abstract

We study the propagation of light from an isotropic medium to an anisotropic medium. It is shown that total reflection can occur only for propagation from a denser medium to a rarer medium; this result does not agree with that of Lin and Wu [Opt. Lett. 23, 22 (1998)].

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(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design

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G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Prez Ballinas, "Total reflection of light propagating from an isotropic medium to an anisotropic medium," Opt. Lett. 26, 1251-1252 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1251


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References

  1. C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 22 (1998).
  2. C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Chin. J. Phys. 38, 24 (2000).
  3. H. A. Buchdahl, An Introduction to Hamiltonian Optics (Dover, New York, 1993).
  4. R. Guenther, Modern Optics (Wiley, New York, 1990).
  5. G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Pérez Ballinas, Rev. Mex. Fis. 46, 220 (2000).

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