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EM wave reflection: phase shift off of conductor

  1. Nov 29, 2015 #1
    I know there is a pi phase shift when going from an area of lower index of refraction to higher. Is this phase shift still pi when going from a non-conducting dielectric with index of refraction n and reflection off a "good" conductor?
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  3. Dec 1, 2015 #2


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    Yes, but only for certain ranges of angles and planes of polarisation.
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