## Light of wavelength 614 nm is incident perpendicularly on a soap film (n = 1.33) suspended in air. What are the (a) least and (b) second lea

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Light of wavelength 614 nm is incident perpendicularly on a soap film (n = 1.33) suspended in air. What are the (a) least and (b) second least thicknesses of the film for which the reflections from the film undergo fully constructive interference?

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2 months 2021-08-01T07:19:56+00:00 1 Answers 3 views 0

The least and second least thicknesses of the film are 0.115 um and 0.346 um respectively.

Explanation:

Optical path length ===> 2n * t = (m + 0.5) * λ

λ = 614 nm , n = 1.33

Substitute in the parameters in the equation.

∴ 2(1.33) * t = (m + 0.5) * 614

2.66 * t = 614m + 307

t = (614m + 307) / 2.66 ………….(1)

(a) for m = 0

t = (614m + 307) / 2.66

t = (614(0) + 307) / 2.66

t = 307 / 2.66

t = 115 nm == 0.115 um

(b) for m = 1

t = (614(1) + 307) / 2.66

t = (614 + 307) / 2.66

t = 921 / 2.66

t = 346.24 nm = 0.346 um