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    Transmission of a thin film fitting using the Swanepoel method in MATLAB isn't working

    First image showing script and plot Second image where all I have done is slightly change the thickness and now the plot looks very weird. Final image showing the kind of plot I am expecting. Am I just doing something stupid as I can't see what is wrong/different between my equations and the...
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    Thin film interference

    Homework Statement Between two pieces of glass (##n_1=1.70##), there is a thin film of water (##n_2=1.33## and width ##d=1 \mu m##). If there is normal-incidence of white light on the water surface, find: (a) which wavelenghts can be seen in the light transmitted (answer: 667 nm,533 nm,444 nm...
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    Newton's Rings and Thin Film Interference

    Homework Statement A total of 31 bright and 31 dark Newton's rings (not counting the dark spot at the center) are observed when 550-nm light falls normally on a planoconvex lens resting on a flat glass surface. How much thicker is the center than the edges? Homework Equations 2t = mλ 2t =...
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    Interference in thin films

    Homework Statement A uniform film of TiO2, 1036 nm thick and having index of refraction 2.62, is spread uniformly over the surface of crown glass of refractive index 1.52. Light of wavelength 515 nm falls at normal incidence onto the film from air. You want to increase the thickness of this...
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    Maximum/minimum reflection | Thin-film interference

    Homework Statement A transparent film( n = 1.45) is placed on a glass surface( n = 1.14) and is illuminated by light ( incidence angle α = 60°. What is the minimum thickness d1 of film such that reflection of light with λ is minimized, while if the thickness is d2 then with the same λ the...
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    Thin Film Interference

    Homework Statement A researcher measures the thickness of a layer of benzene (n = 1.50) floating on water by shining monochromatic light onto the film and varying the wavelength of the light. She finds that light of wavelength 565nm is reflected most strongly from the film. What does she...
  7. Techno_Knight

    Thin-Film Interference (2 Wavelengths)

    Homework Statement Two glass plaques of length 10.0 cm osculate, on one end, and are seperated by a wire of diameter d = 0.0500 mm on the other. Light with two wavelengths (400 nm & 600 nm) falls on one of them, and we can see it gets reflected. At which distance from the point of contact...
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