Abstract

The reflectances for diffusely incident light on the plane boundary between two non-conducting media are connected by the relation:

n2(1-R)=n2(1-R),

where R and R′ are the reflectances for the light, coming from media, having refractive indices n and n′, respectively. This relation may be considered as a particular case of one general photometric invariant.

© 1945 Optical Society of America

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