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Some remarks on enhanced total internal reflection

Published Online: 20 Mar 2020
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Received: 16 Dec 2019
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The regime of total internal reflection of plane wave on the boundary between a lossless dielectrics and the lossy, or gainy, medium is analysed. It is shown that in order to achieve enhanced total internal reflection (TIR), ie magnitude of the reflection factor larger than one, the existence of the second boundary, virtually maybe infinitely far away, is inevitable. Some contradictory results published in literature are discussed.

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