Polarization MCQ

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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 μ= 1.54.
The thickness of a quater-wave plate for which μo > μ(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


Calculate the velocities of extraordinary rays in calcite crystal in a plane perpendicular to the optic axis. Given μO = 1.658, μ= 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 10m/s
The correct answer is: = 2.02 x 10m/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


 The velocity of light in water is 2.2 X 108 m/s. What is the polarizing angle of incidence?


Refractive index of water = Speed of light in space/Speed of light in water

= 3/2.2

= 1.3636

Using Brewster’s Law, Angle of incidence = tan-1μ

= tan-11.3636

= 53.74.


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- μ) 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

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