Abstract

We theoretically analyze waves propagating between an isotropic medium and an anisotropic medium. Closely examining the boundary condition reveals that the phenomenon of nonsymmetrical reflection occurs when the wave propagates from an anisotropic to an isotropic medium. Calculating the reflection of thin films requires correcting the phase change in each reflected trip in the Airy formula. Analytical results of measurement of the elliptical surface of a wave-vector distribution in an anisotropic medium indicate that reflection and transmission still occur when the reflected and the refracted angles are larger than 90°.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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1998 (2)

1993 (2)

Baranauskas, V.

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Chipman, R. A.

Durrant, S. F.

Ghiner, A. V.

Hillman, L. W.

Hodgkinson, I. J.

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

Jackson, J. D.

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

Lin, C.-L.

McClain, S. C.

Surdutovich, G. I.

Vitlina, R. Z.

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Wu, J.-J.

Wu, Q. H.

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (3)

I. J. Hodgkinson and Q. H. Wu, Birefringent Thin Films and Polarizing Elements (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, 2nd ed. (Wiley, New York, 1975).

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