RES.6-006 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate
Video Demonstrations in Lasers and Optics
Demonstrations in physical optics

Phase Shifts in Total Internal Reflection

Demonstration of the absence of any change in the state of polarization of the reflected and transmitted light at a glass-air boundary below the critical angle

Demonstration of the change in the state of polarization of reflected light at a glass-air boundary above the critical angle, i.e., in total internal reflection

Application of this effect to making quarter-wave and half-wave plates

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