would u please explain brewsters law and malus law breafly

Asked by simistanes | 9th Mar, 2011, 01:46: PM

Expert Answer:

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According to malus, when completely plane polarized light is incident on the analyzer, the intensity I of the light transmitted by the analyzer is directly proportional to the square of the cosine of angle between the transmission axes of the analyzer and the polarizer.
 
i.e   I ∞ cos2θ
 

Brewster's angle (also known as the polarization angle) is an angle of incidence at which light with a particular polarization is perfectly transmitted through a transparent dielectric surface, with no reflection. When unpolarized light is incident at this angle, the light that is reflected from the surface is therefore perfectly polarized.

 Hope this clarifies your doubt.

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Answered by  | 9th Mar, 2011, 10:03: AM

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