Practice Problem on Polarizers
incoming unpolarized 160 deg. 160 deg. 70 deg.
unpolarized 160o 160o 70o

Unpolarized light of intensity I0 is incident from the left and passes sequentially through polarizers at angles 160, 160, and 70 degrees an indicated above. What is the intensity and polarization of the light exiting on the right? Give your answer in terms of I0 to three decimal places. (Angles are measured from the vertical going counterclockwise.)

ANSWER = 0.000 I0 at 70 degrees