Intensity of Polarized Light Calculator

The Intensity of Polarized Light Calculator will calculate the:

  1. The intensity of polarized light when it passes through a linear polarizer at an angle θ to the grid lines using the Malus Law.
Intensity of Polarized Light Calculator
Intensity of Polarized Light Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The Intensity of the polarized light is candela
Intensity of polarized light calculation
I = I0 × cos2θ
I = × cos2()
I = ×
I =
Intensity Of Polarized Light Calculator Input Values
Intensity of the incident non-polarized light (I0) cd [candela]
Angle between the incident electric vector and polarizer's grid lines (θ) ° [degrees]

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Intensity of Polarized Light Formula and Calculation

I = I0 × cos2θ

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