Title

Restrictions on the Inversion of the Fresnel Reflectance Equations

Abstract

The regions for which the Fresnel equations can be inverted to determine the optical constants, n and K, from polarized reflection measurements of a plane electromagnetic wave are presented for different angles of incidence. The sensitivity of the inversion procedure to plus or minus 1% error in the measured reflectances is presented graphically. Such a small error in reflectances could produce a large error, more than 20%, in the determined optical constants n and K with K being the more erroneous. Angles of incidence in the neighborhood of 10 degree and 80 degree produce the largest acceptable regions for inversion.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1972 Optical Society of American, All rights reserved.


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