Abstract

This paper concerns tables of Fresnel intensity reflectances which resulted from studies based on classical electrodynamics. The tables contain approximately 2500 indices of refraction N=nki; i.e., n=0.1(0.1)4.0, k=0(0.1)6.0 for angles of incidence θ0=0°(5°)85°. Series of graphs illustrate the solutions of the Fresnel equations. The supplementary discussion describes in detail the occurrence of reflection characteristics for which (a) the amplitude of the wave oscillating parallel to the plane of incidence is a minimum, (b) the degree of polarization is a maximum, and (c) the two amplitudes of the reflected wave have a 90° difference of phase. The numerical solutions are also presented in graphs that provide means, in addition to those already in general use, of determining the indices of refraction of solid materials.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

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