Abstract

The generalized laws of refraction and reflection for absorbing media are rederived, avoiding complex angles and using only definitions with measurable parameters. The results are put in a form which, by inspection, reduces to Snell’s and Fresnel’s equations.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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Robert J. Bell, Kendall R. Armstrong, C. Stephen Nichols, and Roger W. Bradley, "Errata: Generalized Laws of Refraction and Reflection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1008_2-1008 (1969)
https://www.osapublishing.org/josa/abstract.cfm?uri=josa-59-8-1008_2

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