Abstract

An approximate but accurate second condition for the pseudo-Brewster angle ϕPB, valid in a range of n and k values, that has the advantage of replacing the well-known cubic equation for cot2 ϕPB by a quadratic equation for sin2 ϕPB is derived. It is also found that the optical constants of most semiconductors in the visible and near-ultraviolet ranges lie within the region of applicability of this second pseudo-Brewster-angle condition.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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