Abstract

An equation is derived for the intensity of light reflected from a parallel plate without assuming Stokes’ law to hold or a fixed phase change of π on external reflection. It is shown that this equation reduces to equations generally used in describing this intensity only under conditions which are probably never applicable.

© 1937 Optical Society of America

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