Why lens inside a liquid is not visible?

Published on Author Code Father
Why lens inside a liquid is not visible? Are lenses inside liquid water invisible?

A lens suspended in a refractive medium would not be visible if it has the same, or at least very similar, optical properties. This means that the refractive index, opacity, and absorption spectra of both the lens and the liquid should have values very close to each other. Additionally, the lens in question should transmit much more light than it reflects, as reflected light would make the lens visible in the liquid.

The Refractive index of the material of the lens is equal or nearly equal to the Refractive index of the liquid medium. The geometrical bending of light rays do not take place as the velocity of light in both the medium is same, which is clear from the idea of equal Refractive index.So the lens is not visible.

So lenses inside liquid water may not be invisible.It depends on the difference of refractive indices of the material of the media.

 

Comments

comments