|Nov12-05, 06:20 PM||#1|
Help with polarization problem
One problem in my hw assignment that I am having trouble with is:
Take two ideal polarizers (the first with its axis vertical and the second, horizontal) and insert between them a stack of 10 half-wave plates, the first with its fast axis rotated pi/20 rad. from the vertical, and each subsequent one rotated pi/20 rad. from the previous one. Determine the ratio of intensity after the second polarizer to that after the first polarizer.
Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
|Nov14-05, 07:54 AM||#2|
What is the effect of a half-wave plate, at some angle, where the angle is with respect to the axes of the polarizer and half-wave plate?
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