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law of Brewster

The law stating that when light strikes a surface at such an angle that the reflected and refracted rays are perpendicular to each other, the maximum polarization of the light occurs in both reflected and refracted rays. The maximum polarization in the reflected ray is perpendicular to the plane containing the ray and normal to the surface, and therefore perpendicular to the refracted ray that lies in this plane.
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