Can reflection result in a plane polarised light

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waveoptics

#1

Can reflection result in a plane polarised light, if the light is incident on the interface from the side with higher refractive index?


#2

When angle of incidence is equal to Brewsters angle, the transmitted light is unpolarised and reflected light is plane polarised. Consider the diagram in which unpolarised light is represented by dot and plane polarised light is represented by arrows.

Polarisation by reflection occurs, when the angle of incidence is equal to the Brewster’s angle, i.e.