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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1985
  • pp: 27–29

Dispersive effects on the Brewster angle in moving isotropic dielectrics

José Mario Saca  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 27-29 (1985)

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A general method to study dispersive effects on the Brewster angle in moving isotropic semi-infinite dielectrics is discussed. In particular, the Brewster angle and the index of refraction of NaCl are calculated as functions of its velocity. A law of dispersion without absorption, which is used in ionic crystals and contains the Lyddane–Sachs–Teller relation, is assumed. Two cases are considered: direction of motion parallel to the dielectric–vacuum interface and direction of motion perpendicular to the same interface.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 6, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 1984
Published: January 1, 1985

José Mario Saca, "Dispersive effects on the Brewster angle in moving isotropic dielectrics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 27-29 (1985)

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