angle of polarization

angle of polarization

noun Optics.
See under Brewster's law.
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Brewster's law

noun Optics.
the law that light will receive maximum polarization from a reflecting surface when it is incident to the surface at an angle (angle of polarization or polarizing angle) having a tangent equal to the index of refraction of the surface.

Origin:
named after Sir David Brewster (1781–1868), Scottish physicist

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