Do Fresnel coefficients exist ?

Abstract : This paper is motivated by the puzzling fact that it is not possible to recover the Fresnel coefficients by letting tend the width of a slab to infinity. To overcome this difficulty we introduce a suitable limit analysis (which has nothing to do with the so-called limit- ing absorption principle) and we show that it is possible to define rigorously the field diffracted by a semi-infinite periodic medium.
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Didier Felbacq, Frédéric Zolla, Guy Bouchitté. Do Fresnel coefficients exist ?. Wave Motion, Elsevier, 2005, 42, pp.75-95. ⟨10.1016/j.wavemoti.2004.10.001⟩. ⟨hal-00385815⟩



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