Linear polarised light passes through a polarisation filter. Transmitted light intensity is determined as a function of the angular position of the polarisation filter.
- the principle that Polaroid glasses work on
- introductory yet quantitative experiment to polarization
- straightforward simple setup
- The plane of polarisation of a linear polarised laser beam is to be determined.
- The intensity of the light transmitted by the polarisation filter is to be determined as a function of the angular position of the filter.
- Malus' law must be verified.
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- Electric theory of light
- Malus' law