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Student activity: verification on Malus's law of polarization at low cost
Author(s): Shahrul Kadri; David Chong; Bor Wei; Rosly Jaafar

Paper Abstract

Polarization is the property of electromagnetic waves that describes the orientation of their field oscillation. Students face hard problem to visualize the important of the polarization in daily life. In common practice, students are taught with the help of sketch diagram. In this project, we describe both quantitative and qualitative ways of experimenting polarization using very low cost and easily available material: polarized sunglasses, PVC tubes, light-dependent resistors, LED, etc. With this set, the experiment of the Malus’s Law verification of light polarization can be done without the need of expensive optical detector for quantitative measurement. Students will develop their own simple optical sensor if the set is developed as a project. This set of experiment integrates the concept of basic electricity. Therefore, students acquires the practical knowledge of electricity and optics in the easy way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 92892A (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070727
Show Author Affiliations
Shahrul Kadri, Univ. Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Malaysia)
David Chong, Univ. Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Malaysia)
Bor Wei, Univ. Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Malaysia)
Rosly Jaafar, Univ. Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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