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Homework Help: A Physics Question

  1. Oct 31, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2) A researcher claims that she can convert a circularly polarized plane wave in air into a linearly polarized one by simply reflecting it from a suitably chosen lossless nonmagnetic dieletric. Assume the dielectric she will use has refractive index n. Is this feat possible for normail incidence, as she claims? Calculate the reflected wave to justify your answer. If she is right, is there a mininum value of n for this to work? If she is wrong; briefly explain why, based on your calculation.

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 1, 2008 #2


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    attempt to solution?
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