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IEVref:705-04-19ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: total reflection
Synonym1: total internal reflection
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Definition: reflection for which the modulus of the complex reflection factor of a specular surface separating two dielectric media is unity

Note 1 to entry: 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 to entry: When total reflection occurs, there is an evanescent field in the second medium.


Publication date:2021-03
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Replaces:705-04-19:1995-09
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