Polarization by quarter and half wave plates

Scaled Polarizer & analyzer 360° with holder
Scaled λ/4 plate 360° with holder.
Metallic Optical bench 60 cm with 5 mounted
Halogen lamp with holder
Power supply, 12V/3A
Lux meter
Connecting cables


In this experiment we can Investigate the polarization of the emergent light from a mica plate (quarter wave plate) at different angles between the optic axis of the quarter wave plate and the direction of polarization of the incident light.