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Unformatted text preview: PHY 417 Final Exam NAME:
Monday, June 4, 2007 Exam duration: 120 minutes Grading: Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 —Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Total —/20 /20 /20 /20 /20 /20 /20 /20 Directions: Please solve the ﬁrst question and any ﬁve of the remaining
seven questions. If you attempt all questions, please indicate which ones you
want graded clearly. You are allowed to use a 2—paqe, front and back, formula sheet. 1 Plane Electromagnetic Waves A 540—nm harmonic EM—Wave in vacuum Whose electric ﬁeld is oscillating along
the z—axis travels in the —:c direction.
(a) What is the frequency of the wave? (b) Determine a) and k for this wave. ((3) If the electric ﬁeld amplitude is 300 V/m7 What is the amplitude of the
magnetic ﬁeld? ((1) Write an expression for both E(t) and B(t), given that electric ﬁeld
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light at 632.8 nm coming from air into silicon. (a) Identify in each graph the transmission and reﬂection coefficients. Give
your reasoning clearly. (b) Which graph represents the amplitude coefﬁcients for polarization per—
pendicular to the plane of incidence? Which one is the one for polarization in
the plane of incidence? (c) What is the reflectance (reflected power divided by incident power) for
unpolarized light at 632.8 11m, for 50° angle of incidence? Amplitude Caefﬂcimt
\I: fo 7': a; 4 Wave plates and polarizers A 10—mW light beam polarized linearly along the vertical goes through a half
wave plate with slow axis along the horizontal, and then a quarter wave—plate
with slow axis making 45° angle with the horizontal. Finally it goes through a
linear polarizer with polarization axis along the vertical. Assume 10% optical
power loss in each of the elements in the path of the beam because of the
reﬂections and absorption. (a) What is the optical power of the beam after it goes through half—wave
plate? (b) What is the polarization state of the beam after it goes through the
halfwave plate? ((3) What is the optical power of the beam after it goes through quarterwave
plate? (d) What is the polarization state of the beam after it goes through the
quarter—wave plate? (e) What is the optical power of the beam after it goes through the linear
polarizer? (f) What is the polarization state of the beam after it goes through the linear “N polarizer? ‘ E y) . g I: C {All .
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curvature of 2.5 cm.
(a) Determine the system matrix when light is incident on the planar surface. (13) If a light beam hits the planar surface 0.5 cm above the optical axis as
shown in Fig. 5, Where will the light beam cross the optical axis on the other side of the lens? i «~43, 6 Group velocity and phase velocity An ionized gas or plasma is a dispersive medium for EM—Waves. The dispersion
equation is given by w? = w; + czkz (2) where cup is the constant plasma frequency. (a) Determine an expression for the phase velocity. (b) Determine an expression for the group velocity. (c) Show that the product of phase and group velocities is c2. This means
that if phase velocity is less than c then group velocity is greater than c, and
vice versa. (d) What is the condition on frequency for phase velocity to be greater than
c? (e) What is the condition on frequency for group velocity to be greater than
c? (f) Explain brieﬂy the physical meaning of phase / group velocity to be greater than 6. Why is this not a violation of the rinci e ativity? . i/w ’L  1‘ k , ’) + l
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and illuminated with White light is found to reﬂect only green light (500 11111) strongly at normal incidence. How thick is the ﬁlm? Li A//\ rangee’
ayaaa 8 Fraunhofer Diﬁraction You see a plot of intensity normalized to central maximum vs sin (9 for a diffrac—
tion pattern as a light beam is sent towards a multiple—slit arrangement. a is
the distance between the slits7 and b is the thickness of each slit. (a) What is the number of slits? Support your answer. ...
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