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Glass thickness

  1. Jun 28, 2008 #1
    A pair of slits separated by d = 1.30 mm is illuminated with light of l = 610 nm wavelength and falls on a screen L = 2.00 m away. A piece of glass with index of refraction n = 2.2 is placed at one slit. If the maxima shift is Dx/2, and falls on a minimum, what was the minimum glass thickness (in meters)?

    What I did:
    I first found Dx using the equation: Dx = lL/d and got an answer of 9.38*10^-4

    Then because it says Dx/2. I divided that number by 2.

    After that, I wasn't sure which equation to use. The only equation that seemed likely was the t = (m + 1/2)λ/(2n) but in this equation, I can't use the number (Dx/2) that I've calculated. Am I using the right equation?
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  3. Jun 30, 2008 #2


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