angle of polarization

noun Optics.

See under Brewster's law.

Definition for angle of polarization (2 of 2)

Brewster's law

noun Optics.

the law that light will receive maximum polarization from a reflecting surface when it is incident to the surface at an angle (angle of polarization or polarizing angle) having a tangent equal to the index of refraction of the surface.

Origin of Brewster's law

named after Sir David Brewster (1781–1868), Scottish physicist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020