Brewster angle simulation

Brewster angle simulation

Brewster angle

When a beam of light reflects on a dielectric material such as glass under a special angle of incidence, named the Brewster angle, the reflected beam is linearly polarized along the plane of incidence. If this beam hits a second glass sheet under the same angle, but rotated by 90° along the beam, no reflection occurs. This absence of reflection cannot be explained without light polarization theory.

This phenomenon was simulated with Ocean in the picture below:

Simulation of the Brewster angle phenomenon with Ocean. A light beam successively hits two glass sheets oriented on purpose. No reflection happens at the second glass, which cannot be explained without involving light polarization
Simulation of the Brewster angle phenomenon with Ocean. A light beam successively hits two glass sheets oriented on purpose. No reflection happens at the second glass, which cannot be explained without involving light polarization