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## Homework Statement

This is an old test question that I failed, but this material will resurface for the final so I just wanted a detailed description of what the full answer would've been. I'll include the rubric too so you'll know what I'm up against. Can you include explanations and pictures? I promise I already attempted it, and FAILED in class. I just don't have a scanner to scan you the exam.

Consider a 0.5mm diameter beam of light that has a wavelength of λ=10nm that is an equal mixture of horizontal and vertical polarizations. We pass this beam through a vertically oriented double-slit that also acts as a polarizer. The amplitude of the electromagnetic field that produces this beam is 100 N/C. Find the average intensity of this beam both before and after it passes through the two slits. Explain your reasoning very briefly. If we place a screen 10 cm from the slits, what is the distance between adjacent (double slit) bright spots? What is the distance between adjacent (single slit ) dark fringes? What is the power of the beam incident on the screen? How many photons per second hit the screen? Suppose we replaced the light beam with a 100eV beam of electrons. Explain what happens to the interference patterns when we do this.

a= .025mm d=.04mm

2pts for a correct equation leading to a correct answer for the average intensity of the before it reaches the slits

2pts for a correct value for the average intensity of the beam after it passes through the slits and briefly noting how you arrived at this

4pts for correct algebra and geometry leading to a correct algebraic equation for the distance between adjacent (double-slit) bright spots in terms of the distance to the screen, the slit separations, and the wavelength of the beam

1pt for the correct value for this separation

2pt for the correct equation for the distance between adjacent (single slit) dark fringes in terms of the distance to the screen, the slit width, and the wavelength of the beam

1pt for correct value of this separation

4pts for correctly noting the relationship between intensity and power and using this to derive an expression for the power in terms of the intensity and diameter of the beam

1pt for the correct value for the beam’s power incident on the screen

2pts for correctly noting the relationship between energy of the individual photons and their wavelength, and using this to derive an expression for the number of photons per second that impinge on the screen

1pt for the correct value for the number of photons that hit the screen

3pts for correctly determining the wavelength of the electron beam

2pts for correctly explaining what happens to the adjacent bright spots and dark fringes when we make this change

## Homework Equations

k/c=30kg*m

^{2}/C

^{2}

tan theta=sintheta=theta for a small theta

rest energy/mass of an electron: mc

^{2}= 511000eV

theta=inverse sin of (nλ/a)

theta = inverse sin of (nλ/d)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I found the intensity using I= cE

^{2}/8∏K, but I was wrong. I also said that becasue light is polarized the average intensity after will be the exact opposite of the intensity before, that is also wrong.

I used the wrong equation for the double slit portion. which then carried out for the majority of the problem.I also used the incorrect value for the area to find power, and I'm not sure why that was wrong-->.04mm