The angle-of-incidence dependence of the differential reflection phase shift Δ between <i>p</i> and <i>s</i> polarizations is considered a function of the real and imaginary parts of the relative complex dielectric function ε of an interface in the domain of fractional optical constants, i.e., under conditions of internal reflection. The constraint on complex ε such that oscillatory and monotonic angular responses are obtained is determined. A sensitive and stable technique, which is based on attenuated internal reflection ellipsometry between the Brewster angle and the critical angle, is proposed for measuring small induced absorption (ε<sub>i</sub>∼10<sup>−5</sup>) in the medium of refraction.
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R. M. A. Azzam, "Differential reflection phase shift under conditions of attenuated internal reflection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1700-1702 (1999)