Light in air (assume n = 1) strikes the surface of a liquid of index of refraction n ℓ at the polarizing angle. The part of the beam refracted into the liquid strikes a submerged slab of material with refractive index n as shown in Figure P37.41. The light reflected from the upper surface of the slab is completely polarized. Find the angle θ between the water surface and the surface of the slab as a function of n and n ℓ .

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Chapter 38, Problem 38.66AP
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Light in air (assume n = 1) strikes the surface of a liquid of index of refraction n at the polarizing angle. The part of the beam refracted into the liquid strikes a submerged slab of material with refractive index n as shown in Figure P37.41. The light reflected from the upper surface of the slab is completely polarized. Find the angle θ between the water surface and the surface of the slab as a function of n and n.

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