Relationship between the p and s Fresnel reflection coefficients of an interface independent of angle of incidence

@article{Azzam1986RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between the p and s Fresnel reflection coefficients of an interface independent of angle of incidence},
  author={Rasheed M. A. Azzam},
  journal={Journal of The Optical Society of America A-optics Image Science and Vision},
  year={1986},
  volume={3},
  pages={928-929}
}
  • R. Azzam
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • Biology
  • Journal of The Optical Society of America A-optics Image Science and Vision
The Fresnel reflection coefficients rp and rs of p- and s-polarized light at the planar interface between two linear isotropic media are found to be interrelated by (rs − rp)/(1 − rsrp) = cos 2β, independent of the angle of incidence ϕ, where tan2β = ∊ and ∊ is the (generally complex) ratio of dielectric constants of the media of refraction and incidence. This complements another relation (found earlier), (rs2 − rp)/(rs − rsrp) = cos 2ϕ, which is valid at a given ϕ independent of ∊ (i.e., for… 
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