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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  1. C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 22 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  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).

2000 (2)

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Chin. J. Phys. 38, 24 (2000).

G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Pérez Ballinas, Rev. Mex. Fis. 46, 220 (2000).

1998 (1)

Buchdahl, H. A.

H. A. Buchdahl, An Introduction to Hamiltonian Optics (Dover, New York, 1993).

Guenther, R.

R. Guenther, Modern Optics (Wiley, New York, 1990).

Lin, C.-L.

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Chin. J. Phys. 38, 24 (2000).

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Pérez Ballinas, C. J.

G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Pérez Ballinas, Rev. Mex. Fis. 46, 220 (2000).

Torres del Castillo, G. F.

G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Pérez Ballinas, Rev. Mex. Fis. 46, 220 (2000).

Wu, J.-J.

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Chin. J. Phys. 38, 24 (2000).

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Opt. Lett. 23, 22 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Chin. J. Phys. (1)

C.-L. Lin and J.-J. Wu, Chin. J. Phys. 38, 24 (2000).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Rev. Mex. Fis. (1)

G. F. Torres del Castillo and C. J. Pérez Ballinas, Rev. Mex. Fis. 46, 220 (2000).

Other (2)

H. A. Buchdahl, An Introduction to Hamiltonian Optics (Dover, New York, 1993).

R. Guenther, Modern Optics (Wiley, New York, 1990).

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Er,t=erexpiκ0Sr-iωt,Hr,t=hrexpiκ0Sr-iωt,
S·eS-S·Se+μϵe=0,
n12n22+n32-S·S1S2+n22n12+n32-S·S2S2+n32n12+n22-S·S3S2=n12n22n32,
ne22n02-S·S1S2+no2ne2+no2-S·S2S2+no2ne2+no2-S·S3S2=ne2no4.
S=fx+gy+hz,
S1x,y,z=α11x+α2y+α3z+c1,
α112=no2-α22-α32,
S2x,y,z=α12x+α2y+α3z+c2,
α122=no2-no2ne2α22+α32.
S=c8πμRee·e*S-e*·Se,
S^=SS.
S^1=1α112+α22+α321/2α11i^+α2j^+α3k^,
S^2=1ne4/no4α122+α22+α321/2ne2no2α12i^+α2j^+α3k^.
S=αAx+αBy+c.
αB=α2.
nsinθ1=nosinθ2,
nsinθ1=ne2sinθ2no2+ne2-no2sin2θ21/2.

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