Abstract

For a given pseudo-Brewster angle ϕpB of minimum reflectance |rp| of p-polarized light at a dielectric-conductor interface, the second-Brewster angle ϕ2B of minimum reflectance ratio |ρ|=|rp||rs| of the p and s polarizations is determined for all possible values of the complex relative dielectric function ϵ that lead to the same ϕpB. The difference ϕ2BϕpB is considered as a function of ϕpB and θ=arg(ϵ). For any given ϕpB, the difference ϕ2BϕpB=0 at θ=0(ϵr>0,ϵi=0) increases monotonically as a function of θ and reaches maximum value {ϕ2BϕpB}max in the limit as θ180° (ϵr<0,ϵi=0). This maximum difference {ϕ2BϕpB}max has an upper limit of 15.701° when ϕpB=28.195°.

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