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The effective electric polarization: an application to a crystal-crystal interface

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We consider an interface between two uniaxial birefringent crystals. When both optical axes lie on the incidence plane and the incidence angle is Brewster's one, we show that the direction of the effective electric polarization vector coincides with the direction that would correspond to the reflected ray. In this way, we extend the dipolar model that explains the existence of that angle applying it to interfaces between two birefringent crystals, when the separation into the modes parallel and perpendicular to the incidence plane exists.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Departamento de Física, Laboratorio de Optica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria – Pabellón I (1428) Buenos Aires, Argentinia

Publication date: 2003-04-01

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