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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1945
  • pp: 162–162

Fresnel Reflection of Diffusely Incident Light

ANDREW GERSHUN  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 162-162 (1945)

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The reflectances for diffusely incident light on the plane boundary between two non-conducting media are connected by the relation: n2(1-R)=n2(1-R) where R and R′ are the reflectances for the light, coming from media, having refractive indices n and n′, respectively. This relation may be considered as a particular case of one general photometric invariant.

ANDREW GERSHUN, "Fresnel Reflection of Diffusely Incident Light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 35, 162-162 (1945)

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