total internal reflection

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total internal reflection

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(General Physics) physics the complete reflection of a light ray at the boundary of two media, when the ray is in the medium with greater refractive index
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Based on the use of the frustrated total internal reflection, a theoretical analysis on the design of a 50/50 beam splitter has been made.
Zyuryukin, "Specifics of electromagnetic TE waves splitting and combining under the conditions of frustrated total internal reflection in a thin dielectric layer," Optics and Spectroscopy, Vol.
Laughlin currently holds eight patents involving Frustrated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR), which is the "heart" of OSC's optical switching technology.