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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