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I Does any kind of polarized light transfer heat?

  1. Mar 31, 2016 #1
    Does any kind of polarized light transfer heat or any other form of energy? If possible give me some theory and related equation.
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2016 #2

    DrClaude

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    Light does not "absorb" anything. What did you have in mind.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2016 #3
    I should say transfer instead of "absorb or emit". another way of saying, is it possible to transfer energy using polarized light ?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2016 #4

    mfb

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    Light has energy, so obviously yes.
    Where is the point of the polarization? If you just want to transfer energy from A to B, there is no need to make your light polarized.

    Don't ask x-y questions please. What do you actually want to do?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2016 #5
    well, I am doing a lab based course, where my prof told me to come up with new idea and experiment about the polarization of light. It's kinda proposal type thing. So if I get some idea about how to transfer energy from one place to another probably I will use it in order to support my proposed experiment.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2016 #6

    DrClaude

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    That's still too vague for us to offer any help. Unless you can give more details, the thread will be closed.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2016 #7

    mfb

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    I guess your experiment should use some property specific to polarized light. "Transfer energy" in general does not use the polarization.
     
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