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total internal reflection
The reflection that occurs when light, in a higher refractive-index medium, strikes an interface, with a medium with a lower refractive index, at an angle of incidence (with respect to the normal) greater than the critical angle. See Snell's law (Note 3).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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