energy transmitted for total internal reflection

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Tags: electromagnetic wave, energy, fresnel equation, reflection, transmittance
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Feb29-12, 12:19 PM
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Is it true that in the case that light undergoes "total internal reflection" at a boundary, the transmittance T is 0, althougth the Fresnel coefficient t is non-zero?
And although there is a "evanescent" electromagnetic field who contains energy, we say that no energy is "transmitted" throught the surface?
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