Reflection of electromagnetic radiation
Kogelnik, Herwig Retired, Nokia Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey.
- Reflection angle
- Reflection from metals
- Reflection from dielectrics
- Antireflection coatings
- High-reflectivity multilayers
- Additional Readings
The returning or throwing back of electromagnetic radiation such as light, ultraviolet rays, radio waves, or microwaves by a surface upon which the radiation is incident. In general, a reflecting surface is the boundary between two materials of different electromagnetic properties, such as the boundary between air and glass, air and water, or air and metal. Devices designed to reflect radiation are called reflectors or mirrors.
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