Student Manual

Diffraction is one of the remarkable consequences of the wave nature of light. In this experiment you will study diffraction patterns for single slit and double slit arrangements. Furthermore you will explore techniques in image analysis for quantitative evaluation of the phenomenon.

Software CodeSimulation and Matlab codes for analysis of diffraction.
Sample ResultsPattern from a double slit.
Pattern from a single slit.
Hardware ManualUser manuals for Thorlabs CCD cameras.
Experiment Code3.2
Version31 March 2014, version 1

Further Readings and References


Pictorial Procedure

DiffractionSetup1 Diffraction2