lecture 27 - polarization, Brewster

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Announcements 3/9/11 Prayer Test going on…
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Huygen’s Principle Each wavefront serves as source of spherical waves HW 26-5 (extra credit):  a. “Stare at the picture until you can visualize that the green lines  tangent to the circles connect matching wavefronts.” b. Construct an accurate picture like this for a specific situation,  show graphically that it gives you Snell’s law Image credit: Wikipedia
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Huygen’s Principle, cont. A wave hits the two slits Each slit (infinitely narrow) becomes source of  spherical waves The waves from those two sources interfere with each  other Image credit: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Double-slit_experiment
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Spherical Waves Spherical Waves Credit: the next few slides are from Dr. Durfee
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Huygen’s Construction of a Spherical Wave Huygen’s Construction of a Spherical Wave
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Huygen’s Construction of a Plane Wave Huygen’s Construction of a Plane Wave
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Horizontally Polarized Light Horizontally Polarized Light Credit: the next few slides are from Dr. Durfee
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Vertically Polarized Light Vertically Polarized Light
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Diagonally Polarized Light Diagonally Polarized Light
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Circularly Polarized Light Circularly Polarized Light
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Elliptically Polarized Light Elliptically Polarized Light
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Unpolarized Light Unpolarized Light
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