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awarded  Popular Question
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Sep
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comment Law of reversibility of light and total internal reflection
Time-reversal symmetry still holds over a boundary between media (though not if the media are lossy.) In the general case you would get four beams, yes, but if you reverse the reflected and transmitted beams and they come together again with the appropriate relative phase difference that they had in the forward case, then they will destructively interfere in the pathway of the fourth beam, and all the energy ends up in the original beam.
Aug
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comment Vibrations after polarization of light
They don't oscillate in a single plane. The electric field oscillates in a plane, and the magnetic field oscillates in a plane perpendicular to the electric field. The plane of polarized light refers to the plane in which the electric field oscillates, not the magnetic field.
Jul
27
comment Vibrations after polarization of light
In a plane wave, the electric and magnetic fields always both oscillate, and they always both oscillate perpendicular to each other.
Jul
27
answered Vibrations after polarization of light
Jul
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awarded  Custodian
Jul
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comment Transmission vs reflection grating
I think no-one's answered this yet because it really depends on what you're trying to do with it. Can you make your question more specific?
Jun
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May
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comment What's the physical significance of using fourier transform for diffraction?
I wrote an answer about that here a while ago...
Mar
21
answered Trapping EM radiation
Feb
28
comment Rubber band stretched produces heat and when released absorbs heat.. Why?
@Nathaniel My final term freshman year project in university was to build one of those. It's been a long time so I don't remember the details, and I think I lost the project report :-P We insulated the water in a styrofoam container to keep the environment from warming it up too much, and it got quite cold to the touch. We weren't able to get it anywhere near freezing though.
Feb
23
comment Optical trapping problem
You've got the wrong idea about optical trapping. Or perhaps you're referring to something I've never heard of? Can you elaborate?
Feb
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Jan
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answered How to determine real part of optical conductivity by reflectivity measurements?
Jan
27
comment Spectral luminous efficiency as a function of wavelength
Do you have a reliable source for that?
Jan
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comment Why doesn't my pinhole camera work?
+1 for doing your own experiment though!
Dec
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