Students can confirm Malus’ Law of Polarization by using the Polarization Analyzer with the Basic Optics System. All components mount directly to PASCO’s Basic Optics Bench OS-8541. The Rotary Motion Sensor is used to measure the angle between the two polarizing disks. The Light Sensor measures the intensity of light that passes through both polarizers.
- 2x Polarizer Disks
- 1x Polarizer Holder
- 1x Aperture Bracket
- 1x Accessory Holder with Mounting Bracket
- 1x Accessory Holder for Aperture Bracket
- 1x Retarder Disk
|1x PASPORT Rotary Motion Sensor||PS-2120A||$169|
|1x PASPORT High Sensitivity Light Sensor||PS-2176||$175|
|1x Basic Optics System||OS-8515C||$459|
|1x Red Diode Laser||OS-8525A||$119|
Perform the following experiments and more with the Polarization Analyzer.
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Laser light is passed through two polarizers. As the second polarizer (the analyzer) is rotated by hand, the relative light intensity is recorded as a function of the angle between the axes of polarization of the two polarizers....
The plot of light intensity versus angle between two polarizers is fitted to the square of the cosine of the angle, verifying the Law of Malus.
|Polarization Analyzer Basic Optics Manual||English - 1.31 MB|