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. <i>23,</i> 22 (1998)].
© 2001 Optical Society of America
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
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)