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Homework Help: Elec and Mag Question

  1. Apr 13, 2006 #1
    A thin film of oil (n = 1.49 is spread over a puddle of water (n = 1.33). In a region where the film looks red from directly above (lambda = 629 nm), what is the minimum possible thickness of the film?

    ______nm

    Could someone please help me with this? I have no clue on this one, it was the only of the assignment I couldn't solve...

    Thanks!!
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    thin film interference

    What conditions must be met so that the reflection from the top surface (air/oil interface) is exactly in phase with the reflection from the bottom surface (oil/water interface)?
     
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