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Niles is offline
Dec26-12, 03:34 PM
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I have a question on the transmission coefficient in classical optics. When we say that a medium has a transmittance of e.g. 99%, then 99% of the incident light intensity is transmitted. But will the light also acquire a phase?

I tried searching the web, but all I found was this Wiki-article: There it states that the propagation constant has an imaginary term (=phase), but does it also apply to the case I described?

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