polarizing angle

noun

Definition of polarizing angle

: the angle at which unpolarized light or other electromagnetic radiation must be incident upon a nonmetallic surface for the reflected radiation to acquire maximum plane polarization

called also Brewster angle

— compare brewster's law

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“Polarizing angle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarizing%20angle. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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