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.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Use of Fourier series in the analysis of discontinuous periodic structures

Lifeng Li
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(9) 1870-1876 (1996)

Improvement of the coordinate transformation method for surface-relief gratings with sharp edges

Lifeng Li and Jean Chandezon
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13(11) 2247-2255 (1996)

Convergence of electromagnetic field components across discontinuous permittivity profiles

Partha P. Banerjee and John M. Jarem
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17(3) 491-492 (2000)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription