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Reflection Coefficients


When light is incident on the interface between any two transmissive materials, some of the light is transmitted and some is reflected. The fraction of the light reflected is dependent on the the difference in the index of refraction (n1 and n2) of the two materials, the angle of incidence (&theta1) and the polarization of the light.

The Reflection Coefficients page computes the reflection coefficients for the two polarizations given the angle of incidence and the indices of the two materials. In addition it also computes the Brewsters angle which is the angle at which the reflection of the 'p' polarization goes to zero.

Reflection Coefficients Calculation page

The results on this page are automatically computed as soon as you select "Done" on the pop-up keyboard.

A Note On Units

All angles are given in degrees.

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