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 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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