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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 673–677

Electric polarization and its relationship to Brewster’s angle for interfaces with uniaxial crystals

Karin V. Gottschalk and Marı́a C. Simon  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 673-677 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.000673


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Abstract

The electric polarization of an interface between an isotropic medium and a uniaxial transparent crystal is analyzed. The case in which the optical axis lies on the incidence plane is considered. When the incidence angle is Brewster’s, angle is shown that the effective electric polarization of the interface has the direction of the reflected ray.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2000
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2000
Published: March 1, 2001

Citation
Karin V. Gottschalk and Marı́a C. Simon, "Electric polarization and its relationship to Brewster’s angle for interfaces with uniaxial crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 673-677 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-3-673


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