Using Jamin's Interferometer, is it possible to determine the refractive index of a liquid? Give reasons.

QuestionsCategory: Wave and OpticsUsing Jamin's Interferometer, is it possible to determine the refractive index of a liquid? Give reasons.
1 Answers
Ajinkya Ranade answered 3 years ago

For starters, Sahare sir won’t ask Viva questions for Jamin’s interferometer. Relax. 😛
 
Secondly. as far as I know, Jamin’s interferometer works on the principle that the optical path of light changes in presence of liquid and in its absence, and the substance present should be transparent and not opaque for the light to pass through the tube.
 
So the interferometer would work with water but not with oil, or blood.
 
However, it is tough to think of a vacuum pump that would drain out a liquid from a tube and create a vacuum. Doing that with air is easier.

Profile photo of Partha Pratim DekaPartha Pratim Deka replied 3 years ago

Man, sahare sir was not even there in our lab.. Moreover, viva voces are already over..everyone seems to in relaxed mood.. The question came out of curiosity..
Anyways thanks for your response..!

Gaurav Jalendra replied 9 months ago

We are going to give Viva to sahare sir…wish us best of luck….