Reflection of plane waves at planar achiral-chiral interfaces: Independence of the reflected polarization state from the incident polarization state

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Vasundara V. Varadan, Vijay K. Varadan

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Reflection of plane waves at planar achiral-chiral interfaces has been examined in order to broaden, and to reinterpret, the Brewster law. New relations between the Fresnel reflection coefficients for this interface have also been obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1654-1656
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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