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The photon

  1. Nov 19, 2006 #1
    qw: A photon is incident on a beam-splitter. At high light intensities, the beam-splitter is known to transmit 30% of the incident light, and reflects 70% of the incident light. Calculate the probability that the photon is refected, and the probability that the photon is transmitted.
    how do i answer this question? What do i need to know?
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  3. Nov 19, 2006 #2


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    I want to say the answer is given in the problem, so I'm guessing I'm reading it wrong when I conclude the probability it's reflected is 70%
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