Reflection of Circular Polarized Light

by keniwas
Tags: circular, polarization, reflection
 P: 59 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Let $$\sigma^+$$ light [left circular] be incident on a piece of glass, with incidence angle = $$45^\circ$$. Characterize the polarization of the reflected light. The attempt at a solution My first thought is to simply treat the components of the electric field (Ex,Ey) as separate waves and then rejoin them after the reflection has taken place. The problem is I am sure there is a phase change in here and I am not sure how to to show that. I also think there might be an easier way to solve the problem without having to separate the wave into its Parallel and perpendicular components. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.