5. Evanescent Wave

  1. Milan Milosevic

Published Online: 22 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch5

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy

How to Cite

Milosevic, M. (2012) Evanescent Wave, in Internal Reflection and ATR Spectroscopy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309742.ch5

Author Information

  1. MeV Technologies LLC, Westport, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470278321

Online ISBN: 9781118309742



  • evanescent wave;
  • transmitted wave, exponent of exponential function;
  • energy flow, at a totally internally reflecting interface;
  • evanescent wave propagation, reflection attenuated as ATR


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Exponential Decay and Penetration Depth

  • Energy Flow at a Totally Internally Reflecting Interface

  • The Evanescent Wave in Absorbing Materials