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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3283–3285

Negative reflection of waves at planar interfaces associated with a uniaxial medium

Hongyi Chen, Shixiang Xu, and Jingzhen Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3283-3285 (2009)

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Reflection of waves at planar interfaces associated with a uniaxial medium is theoretically analyzed by examining the boundary condition and the dispersion relation. Simple global expressions of incident and reflected angles of both wave vectors and ray vectors are derived. The relations between them are obtained. It is also shown that negative reflection can be realized in all uniaxial media under certain conditions. Our results offer considerable potential device applications of uniaxial media.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

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Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2009
Published: October 22, 2009

Hongyi Chen, Shixiang Xu, and Jingzhen Li, "Negative reflection of waves at planar interfaces associated with a uniaxial medium," Opt. Lett. 34, 3283-3285 (2009)

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