|Oct4-09, 09:37 AM||#1|
Angular Spread Of Blue and Red Light Through Plastic
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The index of refraction for blue light in plastic is 1.46 and for red light is 1.39. Determine the angular spread of the spectrum leaving the plastic block [presumably to air] for a beam of white light incident at angle of 45° to the plastic block.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
They are asking for white light, but I am only given blue and red?
Using Snell's law to find:
Blue - 1.46/1=sin45/sinX
Red - 1.39/1=sin45/sinY
Is that right? Would blue would leave at 28.97° and red at 31.33°. What about white light?
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