Access to eBooks is limited to institutions that have purchased
or currently subscribe to the SPIE eBooks program. eBooks are not
available via an individual subscription. SPIE books (print and
digital) may be purchased individually on
Contact your librarian to recommend SPIE eBooks for your organization.
A reflecting surface hit by a particle reverses the component of the particle momentum, which is perpendicular to the surface. Particles above a critical momentum are not reflected, but enter the bulk of the material. For photons the reflection is described by Fresnel's formulas.
Online access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions.