When ordinary light is passed through rotating crystal, there is no variation in the intensity of the emergent light, this implies that
The correct answer is: Ordinary light is symmetrical about its direction of propagation
Find the thickness of a quater-wave plate when the wavelength of light is equal to 5890 and μo = 1.55 μe = 1.54.
The thickness of a quater-wave plate for which μo > μe (such as calcite) is given by
Putting the given values, we get
= 1.47 x10-3 cm
The correct answer is: 1.47 x10-3 cm
For calcite, nO = 1.65836, ne = 1.48641 at 18°C and for λ = 5893 . The thickness of the quarter wave plate is :
The correct answer is: 0.857 μm
Consider a plane electromagnetic wave that is a superposition of two independent orthogonal plane waves and can be written as the real part of
If E1 = E2, the tip of the electric field vector will describe a trajectory that, is viewed along the z-axis from positive z and looking towards the origin, is a
The correct answer is: A line 135°, to the positive x-axis
Calculate the velocities of extraordinary rays in calcite crystal in a plane perpendicular to the optic axis. Given μO = 1.658, μe = 1.486 and c = 3 x 1010 cm/s.
The velocity of the O-wave in the crystal is
= 1.81 x 108 m/s
The velocity of the E-wave in the crystal normal to be optic axis is
= 2.02 x 108 m/s
The correct answer is: = 2.02 x 108 m/s
If the plane wave is split & recombined on a screen after the two portions, which are polarized in the x & y directions, have travelled an optical path difference of 2π/k the observed average intensity will be proportional to :
The correct answer is:
Consider a plane wave that propagates through empty space are positive constants. What can you say about the polarization of this wave :
The correct answer is: E is always parallel to the constant vector
When scattered blue light is seen through a rotating nicol prism, a variation of intensity with zero minimum intensity is seen. What does this imply?
The correct answer is: The scattered light is plane polarized
A steady beam of light is normally incident on a piece of Polaroid. As the polarised is rotated around the beam axis, the transmitted intensity varies as A + Scos2 θ, where 6 is the angle, and A and B are constants with A > B > 0. Which of the following may be correctly concluded about the incident light?
The correct answer is: The light is partly plane polarized and partly unpolarized
A calcite plate 0.0031 mm thick is cut and polished such that its optic axis is parallel to the surface. A plane polarized white light from a polariser is incident normally on the plate. Estimate the phase difference if the emergent beam for wavelengths is 7068 , and μO = 1.6521 μe = 1.4811.
For a negative uniaxial crystal like calcite ,μO > μe. Therefore, the path difference between O and E-rays for calcite plate of thickness t is, Δ = ( μO- μe ) t and corresponding phase difference,
Here t= 0.00031 cm
For λ = 70684,
As the phase difference between O and E-rays is add multiple of π/2 therefore plane polarized beam is converted into elliptically polarized light in general and circularly polarized light, if the vibration in the incident plane polarised light makes an angle of 45° with the optic axis of plate.
The correct answer is: 3π/2