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Malus' law

Malus' law

Item no.: P2250400

Experiment Type: Teacher Experiment, Laboratory Experiment

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Principle

Linear polarised light passes through a polarisation filter. Transmitted light intensity is determined as a function of the angular position of the polarisation filter.

Benefits

  • the principle that Polaroid glasses work on
  • introductory yet quantitative experiment to polarization
  • straightforward simple setup

Tasks

  1. The plane of polarisation of a linear polarised laser beam is to be determined.
  2. The intensity of the light transmitted by the polarisation filter is to be determined as a function of the angular position of the filter.
  3. Malus' law must be verified.

What you can learn about

  • Electric theory of light
  • Polarisation
  • Polariser
  • Analyser
  • Malus' law
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p2250400e.pdf Experiment guide, English 187.51 KB

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