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A question about mirrors

  1. May 15, 2014 #1


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    I read this

    They do not talk about the metal between glass and air! Reflection occurs between glass (low index) and metal (high index)in the beam splitter. What about phase when metal is thick?
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  3. May 15, 2014 #2


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    For more detail see: http://relativity.livingreviews.org/open?pubNo=lrr-2010-1&page=articlesu9.html [Broken]
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  4. May 19, 2014 #3


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    Good link
    look at Jones matrix
    if we rotate the front surface by 180° it becomes a rear surface.
    We have R(180) = R(-180) = -I
    So the Jones matrix should remain unchanged.
    Why is there a difference between the front reflection shift and the rear reflection shift?
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