A Classical Resonance in the Optics of Thin Films at the Plasma Frequency

  • R. P. Godwin
Conference paper


Consider p light with electric vector Eo incident from vacuum on a dielectric film at an angle of incidence θ as shown in Fig. 1. The familiar boundary conditions of the continuity of the tangential component of the electric vector and the normal component of the displacement at the surface of incidence give
$$\tilde E\left\| = \right.E_o \cos \theta \left( {1 - \tilde r} \right),and$$
$$\tilde \varepsilon \tilde E_ \bot = E_o \sin \theta \left( {1 + \tilde r} \right).$$


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Godwin
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  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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