I learned that there is usually a phase shift upon total internal reflection. How to calculate it depending on the refractive index of the dielectrics and angle of incidence? Does the phase shift occur for polarized light?

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This question is now fully answered in the Wikipedia article on the Fresnel rhomb, which I have just rewritten.

  • P.S. The article has since been edited by others, and now includes the graph but not the equations. – Gavin R. Putland Aug 2 at 10:13

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