05_03_09 - A , some photons are transmitted through the...

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[email protected] 79 Two subsequent polarizers for light waves A) Polarizer A produces a linear polarized beam. B) Polarizer B only transmits the field component parallel to its polarization . Transmitted intensity: q q q A pol E B pol E ) cos( ) sin( ) cos( 1 2 1 ϑ e E e e E B pol A pol = + = 2 e 1 e ) ( cos 2 B I 03/09/2005
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[email protected] 80 1. A photon with energy h n cannot be split into two photons with less energy by a polarizer since polarizers do not change the frequency of light. 2. Even though all photons are in the same polarization state after polarizer
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Unformatted text preview: A , some photons are transmitted through the polarizer B and some are not. Two subsequent polarizers for photons q q 2 e & 1 e & Beam of photons with polarization state A Beam of photons with polarization state B A philosopher once said, “It is necessary for the very existence of science that the same conditions always produce the same results.” Well, they don’t! Richard Feynman 03/09/2005...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course PHYS 316 taught by Professor Hoffstaetter during the Spring '05 term at Cornell.

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