Experiment 3.2 introduced diffraction patterns for single slit arrangements. This exercise will show you diffraction patterns for a one-dimensional transmission diffraction grating. This experiment will help you understand the reciprocal relationship between the shape of the diffraction pattern and that of the grating that creates it.
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Further Readings and References
- A Theoretical and Practical Introduction to Optics The Imaging Source Europe GmbH , (2012).
- Ch 11: Diffraction Applications Physics of Light and Optics , J. Peatross and M. Ware 282-288 , (2013).
- Ch 10: Diffraction Physics of Light and Optics , J. Peatross and M. Ware 257-274 , (2013).
These demonstrations bring home useful concepts of interference, diffraction and the wave nature of electromagnetic radiation.