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under what circumstances is the phase of light changed by reflection?is the phase related to polarization?

under what circumstances is the phase of light changed by reflection?is the phase related to polarization?

Grade:8

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Arun Kumar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 256 Points
7 years ago
Hello Student,

Light waves change phase by 180 degrees when they reflect from the surface of a medium with higher refractive index than that of the medium in which they are travelling. A light wave travelling in air that is reflected by a glass barrier will undergo a 180 degree phase change, while light travelling in glass will not undergo a phase change if it is reflected by a boundary with air.
Yes phase related to polarization.

Thanks & Regards
Arun Kumar
Btech, IIT Delhi
Askiitians Faculty

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