What determines the polarization of a wave? Give an
example of this.
Imagine that you allow natural (unpolarized light)
pass through a polarizer with its axis of polarization held
vertically. What is the direction of oscillation of the electric
field of the light?
Give an example to demonstrate that the direction of
polarization of light affect its interaction with matter objects?
Explain the difference between plane and circular
polarization. What is the difference between circular and elliptical
What are the natural states of polarization of a
Explain how R and L polarizations could "add" to
produce, say, horizontal polarization. Do this by drawing a series
of vector diagrams.
A photon leaving the screen and landing on your
retina is found to be in the R-state. What is the direction of its
Imagine that instead of a photon of question 6,
above, we are dealing with an electron. How would you respond to the
Draw the schematics for a Mach-Zehnder
interferometer and explain how it works.
Describe the quantum eraser experiment using photons
in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer.
Give an example of a mixed state.
How does the quantum eraser experiment described in
this section demonstrates existence of mixed states?
What are entangled photon pairs? How are they