Student Manual

The reflection and transmission of light from a dielectric medium (for example glass) shows fascinating properties such as Brewster's angle. This experiment explores the relation between Fresnel's Coefficients, the Brewster angle and the refractive index of the glass.

Software Code Simulating the reflectance.
Sample Results Reflectance curves for various polarizations.
Experiment Code 3.1
Version 3 March 2014, version 2

Further Readings and References


Assorted Photographs

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