Talk:Frustrated total internal reflection

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 Definition A phenomenon that occurs when electromagnetic waves reflected within an optical medium (with a lower index of refraction) are interrupted in their internal reflection by an object with a higher refractive index. [d] [e]
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Are you sure this isn't a philosopher's disease? --Larry Sanger 13:53, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Very funny, Dr Sanger. --Robert W King 13:57, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Ha!! It does sound confusing, lol. Matt Innis (Talk) 14:04, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

I see the Wikipedia covers this as a subsection of "Total internal reflection," which seems to make more sense to me. Russell Potter 14:33, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Russel, I'm going somewhere else with this article. See as the credited developer with this technology. I already created Light with the hopes of (eventually) covering much of the details required to understand this article. --Robert W King 14:36, 6 June 2007 (CDT)
Just the name of this thing ought to make it an article of the week. Is it, however, potentially family unfriendly? Does it grow hair on the palms of practitioners? (It frightens me that I might know enough optical physics to have a grasp of the idea. :-)