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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1958
  • pp: 654–657

Reflection Coefficient of Optically Inhomogeneous Layers

JOSEPH F. HALL, JR.  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 9, pp. 654-657 (1958)

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The reflection coefficient is calculated for radiation incident normally on a nonabsorbing, optically inhomogeneous, plane parallel layer bounded on either side by nonabsorbing semi-infinite media. The theory is applied to determine the reflectance of a layer in which the index of refraction varies nearly linearly with the thickness.

JOSEPH F. HALL, JR., "Reflection Coefficient of Optically Inhomogeneous Layers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 654-657 (1958)

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