An electromagnetic world without polarization
Abbreviated Journal Title
polarization; wave propagation; transmission; absorption; IMBERT-FEDOROV SHIFTS; GOOS-HANCHEN; BEAM DISPLACEMENT; TOTAL; REFLECTION; LIGHT; Optics
The majority of natural sources (black-bodies, fluorescent bulbs, etc) generate completely un-polarized light; the majority of detectors (eyes, photo-cameras, photomultipliers, etc) are polarization-insensitive. To reflect this, we attempt to describe approximately electromagnetic waves without polarization. Corresponding scalar equations are non-trivial modifications of standard d'Alembert and Helmholtz equations to the case of spatially inhomogeneous propagation speed nu(r) = 1/root epsilon(r)mu(r). A description of Fresnel reflection (FR) and Goos-Hanchen shift for total internal reflection phenomena is given on the basis of these modified equations.
Journal of Optics
"An electromagnetic world without polarization" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4924.