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Fresnel Equations Question

  1. Dec 16, 2008 #1
    Is there a generalized Fresnel equation for the reflection of light with arbitrary polarization (between p and s)?
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The equations can be cast into a matrix formulation (Jones formalism).
     
  4. Dec 17, 2008 #3
    Could I get a link to this Jones Formalism?
     
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    What have you found so far?
     
  6. Dec 17, 2008 #5
    nothing
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 #6

    Andy Resnick

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    Have you tried, for example, google "Jones matrix"?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2008 #7
    I hadn't, as not all formalisms involve matrices (as far as I know)
     
  9. Dec 20, 2008 #8

    Redbelly98

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    The s and p polarizations are considered separately, using the Fresnel equations that you are familiar with. The E-field is then a 2-component vector, the "Jones vector".

    Googling "Jones matrix", as Andy suggested, should get you off and running.
     
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