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Term: total reflection
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Definition: reflection for which the modulus of the reflection factor of a specular surface separating two dielectric media is unity

NOTE 1 – Total reflection occurs when the refractive index of the second medium is less than that of the first and the angle of incidence is greater than a critical value.

NOTE 2 – When total reflection occurs, there is an evanescent field in the second medium.


Publication date:1995-09
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