Time, t = d/v
v = c/n
t = nL/c
How long does it take for a short pulse of light to travel from one end of the glass to the other? A beam of light from a monochromatic laser shines into a piece of glass. The glass has thickness L and index of refraction n=1.5. The wavelength of the laser light in vacuum is L/10 and its frequency is f. In this problem, neither the constant c nor its numerical value should appear in any of your answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Ray Nature Of Light concept. You can view video lessons to learn Ray Nature Of Light. Or if you need more Ray Nature Of Light practice, you can also practice Ray Nature Of Light practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Velissaris' class at UCF.