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Spectral Reflectance Curve

  1. Mar 26, 2014 #1
    Hello,

    Are spectral reflectance curves dependent on the interface between the reflector and surrounding medium? For example would they be different if I had a silver mirror in air compared with silver mirror in a semiconductor? I think they would be because of the refractive index contrast, or are spectral reflectance curves just dependent on direction of light and material properties of the reflector?

    Thanks!
    Sophia
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2014 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Yes- the Fresnel reflection coefficients involve both refractive indices.
     
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