Reflection and transmission of plane waves at the planar interface of a general uniaxial medium and free space

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vijay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan

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Abstract

A general uniaxial medium is characterized by its permittivity and permeability tensors having the same preferred axis. The plane wave reflection and transmission characteristics of a planar interface between free space and a general uniaxial medium have been obtained; since application as a polarizer is envisioned, the preferred axis lies in a plane parallel to the interface. Application of the Brewster law, as well as conditions for total reflection are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-657
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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